Reed Recker, a senior from Okawville studying music education plays taps Tuesday on the balcony of Shryock Auditorium. Recker was asked to play at the Veterans Day ceremony for the second year. "It's an honor to get to do this," said Recker, who also played at the traveling Vietnam memorial wall exhibit this fall. "I'm very happy they continue to ask me to do this."

SIU commemorates veterans

The final active duty serviceman to be drafted has retired from the Army after 42 years of service. The retirement of Ralph Rigby, who was drafted at age 19, means the U.S. military is now comprised entirely of volunteers. During SIU’s annual Veterans ... Continue Reading →
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet Allison Lampe, center, receives a scholarship check Saturday during Military Appreciation Day at the men’s basketball game at SIU Arena. Lampe, one of three cadets to collect scholarships this week, has received more than $25,000 in scholarship funds. Lampe also helped kick off Saturday’s event by singing the national anthem.

SIU game honors wounded warriors

In honor of veterans around the world, Saturday’s military appreciation men’s basketball game held several festivities to recognize wounded servicemen and women. The game consisted of many soldiers, from cadets to veterans, who relaxed and were honored ... Continue Reading →
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