June 24, 2004 — The University of Utah will host its seventh annual Veterans’ Day Commemoration Program on Thursday, November 11, 2004 honoring all Utah veterans who have served our country in military service. Again this year, the U is inviting members of the Utah community to submit nominations for honorees. Eleven veterans will be selected to receive an honorary medallion at a full-dress military ceremony in their honor on Veterans’ Day on the University of Utah campus.
The University has deep respect for all veterans and has special compassion for the men and women currently serving in the Middle East and their families. The University also acknowledges the recent opening of the new World War II National Memorial in Washington D.C. and is aware that nearly 1500 WWII veterans are dying in this country each day. The selection committee will pay special attention to nominations from this group. However, veterans from all conflicts will be considered.
The nominee must be a Utah resident and be willing to talk about his/her wartime experience. In addition, the committee is especially looking for veterans whose stories have not been told – who have received little or no recognition by the Utah community. The selections will be made by a committee based on the information submitted on the nomination form.
Nominations and supporting materials are due July 12, 2004. The nomination form is available online at www.veteransday.utah.edu, or by calling 801-581-6773, or by sending an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests may also be sent by mail to the Veterans’ Day Committee, 201 S Presidents Circle, Room 308, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112