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UTPA honors veterans with ceremony, reading of names
By Office of Public Affairs
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Posted: 11/11/2011
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The University of Texas-Pan American honored its students, faculty and staff who have served our country during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2011 held at the UTPA Chapel Lawn.

During the event, UTPA President Robert S. Nelsen and veterans Anthony Beltran, a graduate student in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and president of the SALUTE National Veterans Honor Society, and Dennis McMillan, associate vice president for Student Affairs, spoke about the need for UTPA and other institutions of higher learning to continue helping and supporting their student veterans.

The UTPA Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) presented the Colors and a student played taps while cadets fired a cannon to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Earlier that day, the ROTC participated in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call by reading the names of the more than 6,000 service members who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.