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The U Wants You (to Nominate a Veteran)

2011 Veterans Day recipients.

May 7, 2012 — The University of Utah will host its 15th annual Veterans Day commemoration on Friday, November 9, 2012 at the University Union. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate a Utah veteran to be honored at the events that day. The university’s commemoration is considered to be one of the largest of its kind on a college campus anywhere in the United States.

The university has deep respect for all veterans and encourages nominations from every conflict, including present-day. 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 will be 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 who are selected to be honored at the university will receive a commemorative medallion onstage at the main ceremony. The deadline to submit nominations is June 8, 2012. A nomination form with detailed supporting materials should be mailed to the office of public relations at 201 S. Presidents Circle, Room 308, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.  Forms are available at the public relations office, online at or by sending an e-mail request to Information about past honorees and photos of previous years’ ceremonies can be found at

Please click here for the 2012 nomination form.