Slippery Rock University celebrated Veterans Day Nov. 12 with its annual ceremony. Robert Snyder, SRU professor of elementary education and early childhood, served as the keynote speaker. A 1992 SRU graduate who served 15 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves Military Police, Snyder is the author of two books that educate children about veterans and the military. The Veterans Day ceremony, sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement, included members of the SRU Army ROTC raising the colors, laying a wreath, firing a 21-gun salute and playing taps. Capt. Adam Readout, professor of military science, recognized enlisted cadets, and the SRU Chamber Singers will performed the national anthem, Alma Mater and "God Bless America." As part of the ceremony, a service dog was presented to SRU student veteran Charles Muehlbronner, a senior safety management major from Harrisville. This is the second year that the Student Veterans of America have raised funds to match a service dog with an SRU student veteran. Christopher Piatt, a senior safety management major from New Castle, was one of two student veterans who received a service dog last year. Piatt attended the ceremony and presented the dog to Muehlbronner.