Centenary plans annual Veterans Day Tribute for November 12

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College invites all local veterans to its 7th annual Veterans Day Tribute on Monday, November 12. The solemn ceremony honoring the service and dedication of all veterans will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Anderson Auditorium at Centenary’s Hurley School of Music. The tribute is free and open to the public. A brief reception in the Anderson Auditorium lobby will follow the tribute ceremony.

Brigadier General Jon Ellis, Deputy Commander, Joint Global Strike Operations Center, will give the keynote address during the ceremony. General Ellis was commissioned through the Reserve Officers Training Corps upon graduating from The Pennsylvania State University in 1984. He earned his navigator wings in 1985 and his pilot wings in 1990.  He served on active duty from 1984 to 1996 before joining the Air Force Reserves in 1996. In previous assignments, General Ellis has served as a Traditional Reservist, an Active Guard and Reserve member and an Air Reserve Technician. He has served in several key positions as both a navigator and a pilot and has previously commanded at the flight, squadron, group, and wing level. General Ellis is a command pilot with more than 4500 hours in B-52, T-37, T-38, T-1 and RQ-4 aircraft.

The ceremony also includes music from members of the Centenary College Choir and showcases veterans among Centenary’s student body as well as the faculty and administration. Centenary student and Army veteran Cherie Groninger will read the official Presidential Veterans Day Proclamation.

Parking for the Veterans Day Tribute is available on Woodlawn Avenue.


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