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Matthew Galloway recalls growing up in LaMoille, Ill., a small village of less than 1,000 residents located in north central Illinois. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served from 2010 to 2014. “One of the biggest reasons I joined the Navy is that I was looking for...
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
NIU’s first Veterans Day parade will step off at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, on Stadium Drive between the Student Recreation Center and the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The parade will turn left on to Stadium Drive East in front of Huskie Stadium. It will then loop around the stadium onto Stadium Drive South....
Veterans Day 2013
As Veterans Day approaches, Northern Illinois University alumna and Illinois State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit is reflecting on fellow veterans who sacrificed their lives for freedom and on her service in the Marine Corps. After graduating high school, Kifowit joined the Marines on an impulse and didn’t tell her family until after she had signed up....
Nearly 100 people braved freezing rain Monday at the Veterans Memorial Flagpole near the East Lagoon to honor the sacrifices and service of all U.S. military veterans in a solemn ceremony. Each year at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the nation pauses to remember and honor its veterans with...
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
Several events are planned at NIU around Veterans Day. “Journey of a Hero: Supporting the Sacrifice” begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. All are invited. As NIU Military Student Services works to illustrate to supporters and participants how everyone can better support veterans, this educational...
NIU Veterans Day ceremony 2011
Military service is in Scott Johnsen’s blood. His father served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. Both of his grandfathers served. One of his grandmothers served in the WAVES – Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service – for the U.S. Navy during World War II. His younger brother also joined the Navy....
NIU ROTC members stand at attention during the Nov. 11, 2010, Veterans Day ceremony.
As Veterans Day approaches, NIU is recognizing Military Student Appreciation Week. Military Student Services will show military movies in its lounge (Room 404 of Adams Hall) and provide snacks for all military students. MSS staff will hand out red, white and blue ribbons to encourage students, faculty and staff to wear during this week in...
Eddie R. Williams
NIU’s Eddie R. Williams, executive vice president for business and finance and chief of operations, will speak Friday, Nov. 11, at Blackburn College’s annual Veterans Day Convocation. The Veterans Day Convocation has become an important event on Blackburn’s academic year calendar, serving as the commemorative occasion for recognizing the military service of alumni, current faculty,...
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Military service is a tradition in Levi Kammes’ family. His grandfather was a U.S. Marine; his uncle was a Marine, and the 28-year-old NIU anthropology major from Crystal Lake was a Marine. Kammes said it was natural and understood that he would join the military not out of obligation, but to serve his country –...
Jose Alferez’s parents were born in Mexico. So was Alfarez, president of the NIU Veterans Club and a proud former member of the U.S. Marine Corps. “This country gave us a lot of opportunities once we got here,” said Alfarez, a 25-year-old senior who is studying international politics at NIU. “I always felt like I...