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Veterans Day may not be until Saturday but the Purdue Student Union Board held their annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning.

Posted: Nov 10, 2017 10:47 AM
Updated: Nov 10, 2017 5:24 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Veterans Day may not be until Saturday but the Purdue Student Union Board held their annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning.

More than 100 people packed the Grand Hall at the Purdue Memorial Union for the event.

Taps was played, there were three memorial volleys, and the Purduettes sang the Armed Forces Medley.

Friday's Master of Ceremonies and member of the Purdue Student Union Board Ryan McAndrews says each Veterans Day is special to him.

"Both my grandfathers, who had a large impact on my life, were veterans and I guess the respect I had for them and what they did has definitely helped translate into the work that we do here," said McAndrews. "People absolutely cherish this event. It's just so respectful and especially in this place, I don't feel that you could recreate this in a different building just because of the significance that it has."

Speakers at the ceremony discussed how even though times and wars have changed, America has always had men and women answer the call.

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