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The U Wants You (to Nominate a Veteran)

2012 honorees with their ROTC cadet escorts.

May 9, 2013 – The University of Utah will host its 15th annual Veterans Day commemoration Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in the A. Ray Olpin Union building. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate a Utah veteran to be honored at the event.

Honorees are selected after a thorough examination of their military service. The nominee must currently live in Utah and be able and willing to talk about his or her experiences in the armed forces. While all nominations will be considered, regardless of the time period and conditions under which the veteran served, special attention will be given to those who have been in harm’s way.

Nominations are reviewed by members of the university’s Veterans Day committee, which is comprised of veterans, military experts, university faculty and staff and members of the public. The 11 veterans selected will receive a commemorative medallion onstage at the main ceremony.

The deadline to submit nominations is May 31, 2013. A nomination form with detailed supporting materials should be e-mailed to or mailed to the attention of Jennifer Robinson, chair, Veterans Day Committee, Center for Public Policy and Administration, 260 S. Central Campus Dr., Room 214, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.

Nomination forms are available at the Center for Public Policy and Administration Office and online at Information about past honorees and photos of previous ceremonies can be found at