Veterans Day festivities at Purdue

American flag

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.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
Kokomo
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 36°
Rensselaer
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 43°
Fowler
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 43°
Williamsport
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 38°
Crawfordsville
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 35°
Frankfort
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 42°
Delphi
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 37°
Monticello
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 37°
Logansport
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 37°
Another quiet and mild day with showers returning tomorrow.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events