by: Hannah Zetti, Ozarks First
College of the Ozarks will continue to honor Veterans with numerous events and ceremonies this week.
After the sunrise flag raising ceremony plus the Vietnam Memorial name reading ceremony on Veterans Day, the annual Veterans Grove Tree Dedication will take place on the Flag Plaza adjacent to Veterans Grove on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The trees in Veterans Grove honor Veterans who have participated in the Patriotic Education Travel Program trips with C of O students. Six trees will be dedicated, honoring Veterans who participated in the 2018 Vietnam Tour.
In honor of Veterans week, multiple showings of the play “Four Star Country Boy” will be performed in The Keeter Center’s Royal Oak Forum at College of the Ozarks r.
The play is an inspirational performance depicting the life of one of Hard Work U.’s alumni success stories. Completely produced and performed by College of the Ozarks students, the play is based on the life of former Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps General Terrence R. Dake, an Ozarks boy with humble roots who served his country and rose to the upper echelons of military leadership, as conveyed in the book, “The Four Generals of Hard Work U.,” by President Jerry C. Davis.
The remaining dates for the play are Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 and next Tuesday (11/19) at 2:00.