Veterans Day Celebration

18th Annual Veterans Day Celebration

November 5, 2015

1:00 p.m.

Old Main Lawn

(Rain Location: Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center)

University of Central Arkansas

Ceremony honoring veterans will begin at 1:40 p.m.



Guest Speaker

Major General Ronald S. Chastain (retired)



Celebration Highlights

  • Performances by: the Five Star Brass( 106th Army National Guard Brass Quintet) and Cody Jefferson
  • Veterans Information Fair : companies and organizations that support and provide services to veterans
  • Free food
  • Free T-shirts Give-aways

The University of Central Arkansas and city of Conway will host the 18th annual Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m. on the lawn outside Old Main on the campus of UCA.

Major General Ronald S. Chastain (retired) will be this year’s keynote speaker at the formal ceremony honoring veterans, which begins at 1:40 p.m.

The ceremony includes the presentation of two scholarships: the UCA Veterans Day Scholarship and the Tidwell UCA Veterans Scholarship by Mark and Tracy Tidwell in memory of SSGT Harry Midgett, U.S. Army and in honor of MSGT John Tidwell, U.S. Airforce. Both scholarships are awarded to full-time UCA students who are veterans or current service members.

The Master of Ceremony will be Captain Eric Ashmore of the UCA ROTC Bear Battalion. Music performed by 106th Army National Guard Brass Quintet and Marvin Williams.

Vendor booths will open at 1 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 1:40 p.m. Free food and refreshments will be available following the ceremony.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact committee chair Jimmy Bryant. Contact University Relations and Creative Services for press information.

 Thank you to Our Sponsors

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this event a success.

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UCA Faculty Senate

UCA Bookstore

Crain Automotive

ERA Team Real Estate

UCA Staff Senate



Centennial Bank

Jimmy Bryant

First Security Bank

Hurley Chiropractic


State Rep. Douglas House

Smoothie King

UCA Department of New Student Programs and Student Orientation Staff