While old traditions look different in the time of a pandemic, there are many ways to say thank you.
Missouri State University will honor the Springfield community’s military veterans during a special event ahead of Veterans Day. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 5, at Plaster Stadium. All veterans, family and friends are invited to attend.
The Veterans Day celebration will feature the following:
- Pride Band Performance Series: Salute to Our Veterans.
- Special playing of Taps.
- Military Branch Service Song.
- Special message from a member of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
- Special appearance by K-9s for CAMO.
- Free package of All American Mix popcorn (cherry, blue raspberry and vanilla) to the first 1,000 attendees.
The university’s Veterans Day celebration is made possible by presenting sponsor Central Bank/Central Trust, with support from the Missouri State University Foundation.
Need to know before you go
The event will require that each attendee wears a mask. Social distancing is encouraged.
Parking is available in Lots 4 and 19 (on John Q. Hammons Parkway) and Lots 18 and 22 (on E. Grand St.). Golfcart shuttles will be ready to take attendees to the celebration on first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact donor relations and special events senior director Stephanie Smith at (417) 836-4143 or StephanieSmith@missouristate.edu.
Missouri State is home to one of the largest populations of veterans and dependents pursuing a higher education in the state.
Almost 900,000 veterans across the country utilize military benefits to earn a degree.
MSU does its best to support and recognize each of its Veteran Bears.