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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

November 14, 2018

College of the Ozarks celebrates Veterans Week

Laying of the wreath ceremony on Veterans Day.Dr. Marci Linson, vice president for patriotic activities and dean of admissions, joins in the ceremony of the laying of the wreath on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

21 gun salute to honor the fallen on Veterans Day.Students from College of the Ozarks military science program give a 21-gun salute to honor the fallen during the sunrise service on Veterans Day, Nov. 12, 2018.

Groundbreaking ceremony for The Global War on Terrorism memorial.An audience gathers for the groundbreaking ceremony for The Global War on Terrorism at Patriots Park on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

Names read of the fallen from The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day.Campus family members read the names of the fallen from The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks honored Veterans with numerous events and ceremonies during the week of and prior to Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, College of the Ozarks broke ground for The Global War on Terrorism Memorial at Patriots Park on the College campus. The dedication of this memorial reflects the patriotic goal of the College: to encourage an understanding of American heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and willingness to defend it.

On Monday, Nov. 12, a sunrise, flag-raising ceremony took place at the heart of campus by Williams Memorial Chapel. A wreath was laid, and Cadet Daniel Andrews, senior public relations major, gave remarks. Lain McCanless, senior public relations major, and Cole Howerton, senior video production major, shared about their experience on the Heilman American Patriots Tour through the Patriotic Education Program.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, C of O students, staff, and faculty read the names on The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at the entrance of the College of the Ozarks campus.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2019 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


11.14.18 – Lauren Presley


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