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 →

When a soldier enlists, the family does too

There are 21 million veterans alive today after their service to our country. This is the story of one: We were there when you made your decision and signed your name on that line at the bottom of the contract. We were there when you took your first ... Continue Reading →

Veterans honored in Carbondale

For 24 hours at the flagpole, the university’s ROTC guards kept the Veteran’s Day tradition. Guards from the Air Force and Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps changed shifts every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Old Main ... Continue Reading →
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