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Veterans to be honored at UT’s annual event Nov. 11

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, The University of Toledo will honor those who serve or have served our country as well as their families during the 11th annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast and Resource Fair.

The free Veterans Day celebration will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Savage Arena and is open to local veterans, members of the military and their families.

“The University of Toledo recognizes the significance of the service these individuals provide to our nation, and this is one way that we show our support,” said Samuel McCrimmon, UT vice president for advancement.

Col. Craig Baker, commander of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, will give the keynote address following McCrimmon’s opening remarks.

After the breakfast and ceremony, a golf cart shuttle will be available for attendees who wish to visit the UT Veterans Memorial Plaza, an outdoor area that honors almost 400 individuals and groups who served the United States.

“It’s important to remember men and women have given their lives; they deserve to be recognized for the dedication and sacrifices they have given to this country and its citizens,” McCrimmon said.

Free parking will be available in lots 3, 5 and 6 near Savage Arena.

This year’s event is sponsored by The University of Toledo, American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, Fifth Third Bank, Columbia Gas, Lucas County Commissioners and the Lucas County Veterans Service Commission.

The University’s reputation as an institution that assists veterans continues to grow. For the third consecutive year, UT has been recognized as a Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education & Transition.

For more information on the event, contact Peggy Holewinski, major gifts officer at the American Red Cross, at 419.329.2573 or

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