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Highlights of this year’s activities include a screening of ‘Thank You for Your Service,’ to include a discussion with Adam Schumann, a brief campus Veterans Day program in the Westlie Room, and the week concludes with a concert in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall – ‘We Remember You’ our Veterans and the WWI Armistice of 1918 Concert, to help celebrate the centennial of WWI.”
Andy Heitkamp, Minot State Veterans Services director

University Communications

Minot State to honor veterans with 5th annual Veterans Week

MINOT, N.D. – The Minot State University Veterans Services office will host over 25 community agencies that are involved in the support of North Dakota’s North Center Region Veterans, spouses, and their dependents during the 5th annual Veterans Week Nov. 5-9.

“Highlights of this year’s activities include a screening of ‘Thank You for Your Service,’ to include a discussion with Adam Schumann, a brief campus Veterans Day program in the Westlie Room, and the week concludes with a concert in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall – ‘We Remember You’ our Veterans and the WWI Armistice of 1918 Concert, to help celebrate the centennial of WWI,” said Minot State Veterans Services Director Andy Heitkamp.

The week begins on Monday, Nov. 5 with multiple events. Minot State will host service groups on campus next to the Beaver Creek Café from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday’s group includes: North Dakota National Guard, Military Outreach Specialist, North Dakota NDDVA Family Assistance, Vet Center, Independence, Inc., and the United States Army.

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the service groups include: AMVETS, Minot Area Homeless Coalition, American Legion Auxiliary, Minot Air Force Base Community Support Coordinator, and Community Options.

MSU will screen and host a discussion for the film “Thank You for Your Service.” Sgt. Schumann, who the 2013 book and 2017 movie is based on, will be on hand to discuss the film. The screening and discussion is set to begin at 6 p.m. in Aleshire Theater Tuesday evening. 

Wednesday, Nov. 7 service groups include: American Legion, Support Services for Veteran Families, HUD-VASH, Minot Air Force Base Family Readiness Center, and Center for Rural Health / TBI.

Thursday, Nov. 8 will have the following service groups: North Dakota Job Service, VFW Post 753, Domestic Violence and Crisis Center, and Ward County Veterans Services Officer.

The final day of the week, Friday, Nov. 9, will feature the following services groups: Team Red White and Blue, MAFB Veterans group, Disabled American Veterans, NDNG Air, and Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA).

There will be an 11:30 a.m. campus Veterans Day event starting in the Westlie Room before moving to a ceremony to conclude the rededication efforts that began on Memorial Day acknowledging the sacrifices of two former Minot State students, Henry Finn and James Otis Cooper. A memorial bench will be unveiled in honor of all of the students, faculty, and staff who supported America in the Great War.

The week’s events are closed with “We Remember You” our Veterans and the WWI Armistice of 1918 concert at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall starting at 7:30 p.m.    

For more information or questions please contact Heitkamp by email at andy.heitkamp@minotstateu.edu  or by phone at 701-858-4002. For concert information contact Emerson Eads, Minot State director of choral activities, via email at emerson.eads@minotstateu.edu.    

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Published: 10/21/18



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