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Veterans Day ceremony offers lessons on service

November 09, 2009 12:00AM

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Dr. Ronald Seglie, a local physician and featured speaker at this year's Veterans Day ceremony

Hundreds of area schoolchildren will be special guests next week at Pittsburg State University's annual Veterans Day ceremony.

The theme for this year's event is "Lessons About Service," and will be presented at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the PSU Veterans Memorial.

The informative ceremony will provide the audience with basic military lessons such as why "Taps" is played, what the different military seals represent, why we honor veterans each November, and more.

Pittsburg physician F. Ronald Seglie will deliver the keynote address. Seglie, who earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from PSU, is a retired Army colonel. He was a flight surgeon and commanded a hospital in Germany during his first active duty assignment. During Operation Desert Storm, Seglie was commander of the 410th Evacuation Hospital in Saudi Arabia and received a bronze star for his service. PSU President Steve Scott will also give remarks.

Approximately 200 6th graders from Pittsburg-area schools are expected to be in attendance, as well as local veterans and their families.

In addition to the presentation, officials will dedicate 15 pavers that have been placed at the PSU Veterans Memorial since Memorial Day. Patriotic songs will also be performed by the Pittsburg High School choir.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at 620-235-4122.

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