Joplin, MO (SNS) – A variety of activities are planned to honor and support United States veterans during Veterans Week at Missouri Southern State University.
The annual observance is sponsored by the Show-Me GOLD program, the Student Veterans Organization, MSSU Athletics and the Student Activities office.
Saturday, Nov. 7
Military Appreciation Football Game: 3 p.m., Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Those presenting their military ID will be admitted free of charge. Pre-game events will include a raffle, military vehicle display and booths with information on services available to veterans. Plymouth Junction will perform as part of the AMI Concert Series. A veterans recognition ceremony will take place at half time.
Sunday, Nov. 8
Run with the Heroes 5K: 4 p.m., south parking lot. To register, visit http://www.active.com/joplin-mo/running/distance-running-races/missouri-southern-state-university-s-run-with-the-heroes-5k-2015?int.
Monday, Nov. 9
“American Sniper”: 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre in Billingsly Student Center. Rated R. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
“Unbroken”: 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theatre. Rated PG-13. Free.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day Ceremony: Noon, Freedom Flag Plaza. Guest speakers will be Rep. Charlie Davis and Dr. Alan Marble, university president.
CrossFit Competition: 6:30 p.m., Fred G. Hughes Stadium. $10 entry fee; registration available starting at 6 p.m. the day of the event, or in person at JOMO CrossFit or the Show-Me GOLD offices at Missouri Southern (in the Mills Anderson Criminal Justice Center).
Thursday, Nov. 12
Veterans Appreciation Luncheon: Noon, Connor Ballroom in Billingsly Student Center. The luncheon will be hosted by the Student Veterans Organization and the Missouri Army National Guard. Open to the public; contact Travis Lewis at 417-350-6491 to RSVP.