Military appreciation day honoring current, former service members
Members of the Salve Regina community who are current or former service members will be honored with a variety of events on Saturday, Nov. 2 during the University’s military appreciation day.
“Salve Regina is proud of our many alumni who serve, or have served, in the United States Armed Forces,” said Dr. Gerry Willis, director of alumni, parent and family programs. “This event is a small way of recognizing their service and sacrifice for the defense of our nation.”
Current students, alumni, faculty and staff who are active or retired military are invited to begin the day with brunch in the Young Building before heading to Toppa Field for the military appreciation football game, where current and former service members will be recognized on the field before the game.
Brunch will run from 9:30-11:15 a.m. and the football game kicks off at noon. Brunch and tickets to the game are complimentary for all guests. To reserve tickets, visit the Office of Alumni, Parent and Family Programs website.
Prior to kickoff, students from Rogers High School’s junior ROTC program will serve as the color guard, and 2nd Lt. Ronald Kruis ’19, who is serving in the U.S. Army as an air defense artillery officer, will lead the swearing-in ceremony for Salve Regina’s ROTC cadets.