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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727

Date: 10-26-12


Veterans Grove at C of OTuesday, November 6, at 9 a.m. Veterans Week will begin at College of the Ozarks with an appearance from the Special Forces A-Team. The A-Team will provide a 30-minute lecture and demonstration on weaponry, with a second lecture at 10:30 a.m., held in The Keeter Center’s Royal Oak Forum. School groups are welcome. For group reservations, contact Amy Unruh at (417) 690-2276 or

Saturday, November 10, at 2 p.m., College of the Ozarks will honor 14 American Veterans by dedicating Sugar Maple trees in their honor to the Veterans Grove. Veterans Grove honors World War II Veterans who have participated in Patriotic Travel with C of O students. The 14 men honored in this year’s ceremony travelled with students to the Philippines, Pearl Harbor and Japan, or former concentration/death camps in Europe.

Each Veteran is honored with the planting of a Sugar Maple, which is aligned with others to create the same unique pattern of the marble crosses at the American cemeteries in Europe.  Next to each Sugar Maple is a bronze marker with a Veteran’s name.

From 3-5 p.m., a World War II mini-reunion will be hosted in the Royal Oak Forum featuring a live performance of the United States Air Force Band of Mid America: Shades of Blue. Cookies and punch will be provided, and guests are encouraged to attend the premiere showing of “A Patriotic Education: To Remember. To Pass It On. And Never to Forget.,” a documentary about students accompanying Veterans to the Philippines and various destinations in Europe. The premiere showing will start at 4 p.m.

All the events are free and open to the public.  For more information, please call The Keeter Center for Character Education Office at (417) 690-2242.


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