Bemidji State University recognized those who have served the United States of America in uniform as members of the armed forces with a series of events leading up to Veteran’s Day.
Members of Bemidji’s Ralph Gracie American Legion Post 14 presented colors at a special flag-raising ceremony outside Deputy Hall on Nov. 6;
President Hensrud — who served in the U.S. Army — participated in a “Voices in the Field” panel moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Kujava, a U.S. Army veteran and associate professor of criminal justice at BSU. The panel included Brian Ophus and Brent Steinmetz, Army National Guard, and Steve Johnson, U.S. Army. Hensrud served on active duty with the 24th Transportation Battalion at Ft. Eustis, Va., from 1986-89 and as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve from 1989-2000.
A “Missing Man” table was displayed in the Lakeside dining area of the lower Hobson Memorial Union throughout the week. The table commemorated soldiers who went missing in action during deployments and did not return home. A recognition ceremony for the Missing Man table was held Nov. 8 at noon.