First annual Veterans Day services held at university

HOUGHTON — Veterans Day services were all throughout the Upper Peninsula today, including a ceremony in Houghton.

The cost of freedom is high and we owe all that we have to those who paid the price for it.

Veterans Day is held on the anniversary of the end of World War I and is the day we pay tribute to those who have served in our military.

This is the first ceremony celebrating Veterans Day held at Michigan Tech and included the presentation of the colors and the Husky pep band performing the national anthem.

The ceremony was followed by a chance to write thank you cards to those who have served or who are currently serving our country.

MTU Career Ambassadors Student Supervisor Olivia Munoz said, “We have five satellite locations around campus and we are hoping, with the goal of 1,000 cards to send to our over 500 alumni who have served or are currently serving, and students will get a cupcake in exchange that’s been partially donated by Dining Services here at Michigan Tech.”

The event was sponsored by North Carolina–based Nucor Corporation.

Organizers hope that this will become an annual event.