Boise State will honor the men and women who have served our country with a Veterans Day celebration featuring on-campus and community speakers and a children’s choir from Garfield Elementary School.
The celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the south end zone of Bronco Stadium, with a reception immediately following at the Stueckle Sky Center.
The event is free and open to the public and parking will be available in the West Stadium parking lot. Enter through South Gate A.
Lt. Col. Mary Kelly (retired) will be the guest speaker. Kelly has served as a field medic with the 1st Battalion, 148th Field Artillery, and was chief nurse for the Idaho Army National Guard. Currently, she is the transition assistance adviser for the Idaho National Guard and serves as a direct liaison to the Veterans Administration.
With more than one in 12 Boise State students a veteran of the U.S. military, Boise State has one of the highest ratios of former active military members in the nation. The numbers are increasing due to veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.