CEDAR CITY — The National Veterans Affairs Veterans Day committee has selected Southern Utah University and Cedar City as the 2023 Veterans Day regional site.

The Iron County Veterans Coalition organized the Rock Garden Dedication, Veterans Memorial Park, Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 11, 2022 | Photo by Jeff Richards, Cedar City news

The SUU Veterans Center proposed with the Iron County Veterans Coalition to a national committee for review and was the only site in the state of Utah to receive the distinction.

“SUU has a long-standing relationship with the veterans in our community,” said SUU Vice President of Student Affairs Jared Tippets. “We are proud to have a large percentage of veterans as part of our student population and an excellent Veterans Center that has coordinated a Veterans Day celebration worthy of national recognition and attention.”

The application process is based on scheduled events and activities that pay tribute to the local veteran community. The coalition’s application was selected because of quality events scheduled both on SUU’s campus and throughout the community.

The crowning event will be a university-sponsored concert honoring 11 veterans to be in special attendance. Residents wishing to honor the veterans in Cedar City can attend many of the Veterans Day events:

Monday, Nov. 6 — Field of Flag Display: Place a small flag on the SUU Library Quad to represent all our veteran students, staff and faculty.

Kai Shull carries a ceremonial wreath representing U.S. Navy veterans, Cedar City, Utah, Dec. 17, 2022 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. — Service Project: Iron County Veterans Park clean up.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 — Visit with Veterans: Visit a local rest home and share an appreciation for service to veteran residents.

Thursday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. — Free Lunch: Hot dogs will be available for students on the SUU Library Quad.

Friday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. — 2023 Veterans Day Program: Hear from students, alumni and the SUU Veterans Center Director honoring veterans as well as the SUU OPUS Choir and SUU Wind Symphony. Event will be held in the Student Center Ballroom.

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. — Iron County Veterans Coalition Remembrance Ceremony: Held at the Cedar City Rotary Club Veterans Day Park, 300 East 200 North.

Sunday, Nov. 12  at 7 p.m. — Master Singers Veterans Day Concert: Held at the Cedar City Heritage Theater, free admission.

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