June 16, 2014
SUBJECT: HONOR AMERICA CELEBRATION’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
Soon it will be time for the 25th anniversary of the annual Honor America Celebration at College of the Ozarks. This special event will take place on Sunday, June 29, 2014, on the Lake Honor lawn on campus. The public is invited to attend this free, old-fashioned patriotic celebration. Music, children’s activities 5:30 p.m., and the live entertainment kicks off at 6 p.m.; the patriotic program and concert takes place at 8:30 p.m. Attendees may purchase barbecue items on site.
“This year’s Honor America will feature special activities and music in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the event,” said Elizabeth Hughes, College of the Ozarks public relations director. “Folks who attend this event will experience an atmosphere reminiscent a patriotic celebration of yesteryear.”
This year’s event will feature old-time mountain music by The Lingner Family, AYO Voices of Glory and the cast from Red, Hot… and Blue!. Additionally, the Hard Work U Concert Band, comprised predominately of College of the Ozarks students with C of O staff and faculty and community members, will perform the patriotic concert.
“This year’s Honor America is particularly special, because it will honor the 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, commanded by C of O Associate Professor of Military Science Lt. Col. James Schreffler,” Hughes said. “The purpose of Honor America is to honor our nation and the men and women who have and continue to protect our nation’s freedom, as well as the freedom of those abroad who face tyranny.”
After dark, an elaborate fireworks display will conclude the event. Honor America is free and is open to the public, but don’t forget your lawn chairs. Alcohol, tobacco products, fireworks and pets are strictly prohibited. For more information, please call the Public Relations office at (417) 690-2212.