Photo Credit Jan Garrison
November 7, 2013
CMA marches down the Pershing Steps. Culver photo/Jan Garrison

CMA cadets march down the Pershing Walk to begin the Veterans Day ceremony. Culver photo/Jan Garrison

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the time-honored tradition of the Veterans Day ceremony at Culver Academies will take place on the lakeside steps of the Legion Memorial Building.

The Veterans Day ceremony recognizes the sacrifices made by Culver alumni during times of war. Since 1924, Culver has recognized the sacrifices of American and Allied soldiers during World War I at 11 a.m. on November 11. The ceremony has changed very little since that original Legion Memorial Building dedication ceremony was conducted 89 years ago.

This year’s speaker is 1st Lt. Joseph Beezie (U.S. Army Reserve). He recently returned from Afghanistan, serving with the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Special Operations, training Afghan Special Forces. His current assignment at Fort Sheridan, Ill. Is Company Executive Officer.

Beezie is a 2006 Culver Military Academy graduate and is currently studying law at Valparaiso University. He graduated from DePaul University in 2010 with a degree in political science.

During the ceremony, the Battery battalion will fire the school’s howitzers over Lake Maxinkuckee. The public is invited to attend this ceremony.

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