by Lauren McGuire, Student Public Relations Writer
This year, the Cedarville University Military Association (CUMA), a student-led organization for veterans, reserve members, and military dependents, will be doing something a little different to celebrate Veterans Day.
CUMA will display a banner outside the Student Government Association (SGA) office in the Stevens Student Center (SSC) the week of November 9 in honor of Veterans Day, which is recognized on November 11.
This banner will include photos of graduates, current students, faculty, and staff who are veterans, guard, or reserve members. There will also be photos of service members from students whose families are serving, retired, or separated from the military.
“The vision the CU Military Association had for this display was to show our students, staff, faculty, and alumni appreciation for their sacrifice to our country,” said Bethany Wagner, event coordinator for CUMA and a social work major from Jacksonville, North Carolina. “With COVID-19 changing many on-campus plans, we felt this year it was exceptionally important to make sure the veterans and dependents on campus are not forgotten.”
The CUMA started several years ago and its members are made up of staff, faculty, and students from all branches of the military.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.