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WKU hosting National Veterans Day Concert on Nov. 10

The award-winning Medical Musical Group will present its 2013 National Veterans Day Concert on Nov. 10 at WKU’s Van Meter Hall.concertflyer

America: Forever a Young Eagle! is the theme for the performance by the world’s premier medical chorale and symphony orchestra. The concert will feature country singer Jo Dee Messina.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. with a preconcert at 2 p.m. Admission is free but tickets are required. TICKET UPDATE: All tickets for the Nov. 10 concert have been distributed; the free concert is a sellout.

Group members include doctors, nurses and others from medical centers and schools across the United States. The group’s founder, “Medical Maestro” Victor Wahby, M.D., is a senior VA physician and fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Featured guests for the National Veterans Day Concert include WKU President Gary Ransdell, hosts Gene Birk and Barbara Deeb; distinguished narrator Dr. James Holsinger, former Kentucky Secretary of Health and Family Services; narrators Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton, Rep. Jim DeCesare and Rep. Jody Richards; and guest conductors Paul Hondorp and Bill Scott. WKU PBS will videotape the concert.

Contact: Campus and Community Events, (270) 745-2497.

WKU ROTC Veterans Day events Nov. 8

The WKU Army ROTC program will conduct a 5K run, a wreath laying ceremony and Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Nov. 8.

The Hilltopper Battalion’s fourth annual 5K Formation Run will begin with check-in at 6 a.m. and the run at 6:30 a.m. at Diddle Arena auxiliary gym. Race-day registration is $15 (includes event T-shirt). Proceeds will benefit the 1LT Eric Yates Memorial Scholarship.

The ROTC wreath laying ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Guthrie Bell Tower followed by the Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Stansbury Concourse on Diddle Arena’s second floor.

For information about the ROTC events, contact the Department of Military Science at (270) 745-4293, email andrea.raybould@wku.edu or stop by the ROTC office in Diddle Arena, room 1512.

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