Penn State Schuylkill to honor Veterans

Penn State Schuylkill will honor veterans at the Vietnam Veteran Memorial, adjacent to Penn State Schuylkill. The ceremony will begin at noon on Monday, November 11, 2013, in observance of Veterans Day.

Kelly M. Austin, chancellor of Penn State Schuylkill, will open the ceremony. The Schuylkill Haven American Legion Post 38 and the color guard from the Pine Grove High School Junior ROTC will raise the flag. Janelle Gruber, assistant director of admissions, will lead the singing of the National Anthem. The keynote speakers will include Coutrney Shadle, U.S. Navy veteran; Vincent Carrano, U.S. Marine Corps veteran; Charles Law, U.S. Air Force veteran and assistant professor of psychology at Penn State Schuylkill; as well as three Schuylkill Haven Area High School students: Erica Park, Sammantha Jewett, and Steph Ngo.

Joining in the ceremony will be Tyffany Payne, Pennsylvania National Guard; Daniel Rody, U.S. Navy veteran; and Harold Aurand, assistant professor of history at Penn State Schuylkill. The Rev. Shawn D. Van Dyke, Pastor of the First United Church of Christ, Schuylkill Haven, will offer the prayer.

For additional information, contact Lisa Cecchini at 570-385-6245.