SAINT LEO – Visitors and residents are invited to attend the 2012 Veterans Day observance at Saint Leo University, to be held at 11 a.m., Monday, November 12, at University Campus in east Pasco County. The ceremony will be held in the Marion Bowman Activities Center, located just east of the campus entrance.
This year’s observance carries a special significance, as it will launch the beginning of a year-long celebration of Saint Leo University’s 40 years of service in educating the men and women of the armed forces.
The featured speaker will be Assistant Professor and retired U.S. Army Col. Angela Manos-Sittnick, a wounded warrior. Dr. Manos-Sittnick is traveling from Atlanta for this special presentation. She teaches in the criminal justice program, drawing on both her academic background and military experience.
The ceremony will also include a wreath presentation, a moment of silence, the parade of colors, an acknowledgement of the veterans present, and a dove release.
University Campus is four miles east of Interstate 75 at exit 285 at 33701 State Road 52. Parking is readily available in the garage near the Bowman Center.
Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu) is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States, offering more than 40 academic programs.
Chartered in 1889 at the University Campus location, Saint Leo University enrolls approximately 16,000 students. Students may choose to study at the traditional University Campus, at regional education centers in seven states, or through the university’s Center for Online Learning. Saint Leo is a leader in the field of online education and one of the nation’s foremost providers of higher education to the military.
Media: For more information, contact Jo-Ann Johnston, Saint Leo media coordinator, at (352) 588-8237 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Office of University Communications at (352) 588-8572.