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Events | FeaturedNovember 08, 2021

Student Veterans to Host Annual Banquet

The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host a Veterans Banquet in the UAFS Campus Center Reynolds Room on Wednesday, November 10th from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

“Honoring those who have served in the Military is a small way to say ‘thank you’ for all they've done,” said James Moore, Jr., retired U.S. Army Sgt., and president of the UAFS SVO. “This event is focused on our local community here at UAFS, and showing our UAFS family that we are still here and dedicated to our fellow students, colleagues, and peers.”

“Veterans aren't all that you see in the movies, hear on the news, or see in the common stereotype of a ‘tough guy,’” he continued. “Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, Guard, Reserve, and Retirees are all regular people with work, school, and family commitments. The only difference is the unique work history and training that we've gone through to protect our nation and its people.”

Colonel Tom Waller, a retired U.S. Army veteran, and a former UAFS history instructor will deliver a speech at the banquet. 

“Col. Waller is a very dedicated and caring person,” said Moore Jr. “His views and insights on history get a person thinking deeply and make you eager to learn more. Colonel Waller taught Ancient, Medieval, and modern history (just to name a few) and we are honoring him this year for his service in the military and also his service as an educator.”

 

Tickets may be purchased at the UAFS Box Office online, and cost $20 for general admission, $10 for senior citizen admission. Student veterans are invited to attend at no charge. 

https://uafs.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1585

 

Guests are asked to arrive at 5:30, as dinner will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

 

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