SRU hosting annual Veterans Day ceremony and breakfast, Nov. 11


SRU you host events in honor of Veteran's Day on November 11th

Slippery Rock University will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony, 11 a.m., Nov. 11, at the Russell Wright Alumni House.

Nov. 4, 2022

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University is hosting its annual Veterans Day ceremony, 11 a.m., Nov. 11, at the Russell Wright Alumni House. The event is free and open to the public. Military veterans are also invited to a Veterans Day breakfast, 9:30 a.m., Nov. 11, at the Alumni House.

Both events are organized by SRU's Office of Alumni Engagement and the Office for Inclusive Excellence. Veterans and their families can reserve a spot for the breakfast by contacting the OIE at 724.738.2700 or



The Veterans Day ceremony will begin inside the Alumni House and conclude outside at the Alumni Veterans Memorial adjacent to the building. 

The keynote speaker is Col. Michael Brobeck, a 1986 SRU graduate with a degree in business administration. Brobeck has served in a U.S. military uniform for nearly 36 years and is currently a deputy chief of the Facilities Engineering Division of the U.S. Army's Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.

A native of Ohioville who enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1981, Brobeck was part of the first U.S. Army ROTC commissioning class at SRU. He entered into active duty after graduating in 1986 and spent 14 years as a paratrooper and with engineering brigades across the world. He commanded more than 500 soldiers with an engineer battalion that was attached to the 101st Airborne Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-06. He later served with the Joint Staff in the Pentagon and oversaw a portfolio that included anti-terrorism, counterintelligence, law enforcement and defense critical infrastructure.

As part of the ceremony, members of the SRU Army ROTC will raise the colors, lay a wreath and fire a 21-gun salute. Lt. Col. Jennifer Martin, professor of military science, will recognize enlisted cadets and the SRU Chamber Singers Quartet will perform the national anthem and "God Bless America." Jacob Pallo, a graduate student majoring in music education from Sharpsville, will perform "Taps."

For more information about the Veterans Day ceremony, contact Alumni Engagement at 724.738.2018 or

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