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Nominate a Utah Veteran for U of U Honor

May 13, 2009-The University of Utah will host its 12th annual Veterans Day Commemoration program on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 to honor those who have served our country in the military. Again this year, the U is inviting nominations for veterans who live in Utah. The ceremony is considered one of the largest of its kind on a college campus anywhere in the country.

The university has deep respect for all veterans and encourages submissions from every conflict from WWII to present. All nominees will be considered, regardless of the time period in which they served.

The nominee must be willing and able to talk about his or her wartime experience. The nominated veteran must have been in harm’s way (hazardous duty) or had combat experience, and currently reside in Utah. Eleven honorees will be selected to receive a commemorative medallion at a ceremony in their honor on November 11th at the University of Utah.

Nominations and supporting materials are due by June 12. Nomination forms are available online at or from the office of University Marketing & Communications at 201 Presidents Circle, Room 308, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, by calling 801-585-9244, or by sending an e-mail request to

Information about past honorees and photos of past commemoration ceremonies can be found at