by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio-Cedarville University will recognize veterans and active duty military personnel at the Second Annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. Nearly 4,000 people are expected to gather in Cedarville's Dixon Ministry Center for the commemorative event. The service will feature a memorial tribute on the life and legacy of 1998 alumnus Army Captain Charles Robinson, who was killed while serving with Special Forces in Afghanistan last June. In his journals, Robinson reflected on the awesome duty and opportunity he had serving in the military: "Those who have never been a combat arms officer will probably never realize nor understand the privilege or rarity to be in a unit such as mine deployed to a combat zone. You cannot plan or ask for such a position. It does not happen by chance. So here I am. One of the most storied and contested battlefields in history lies right outside my door." Highlights of Robinson's life and military service will be shared along with patriotic music by nationally known vocalist Beth Cram Porter, the Cedarville University Symphonic Band, and the University Concert Chorale. During the service, veterans and active duty personnel will be recognized. All persons who have served in the military are encouraged to attend in uniform. The Veterans Day ceremony is free and open to the public. For general information, call 937-766-7807.