Ashland University Veterans Set to Receive Cords of Honor

Ashland University Veterans Set to Receive Cord of Honor

4/12/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University veterans will once again be decorated in red, white and blue in a special ceremony to honor their service in protecting our great nation. The cording ceremony and reception is set to take place on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the John C. Myers Convocation Center at Ashland University.

For the first time, Ashland University will be presenting spring 2017 graduates who have or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces with a patriotic Cord of Honor to be worn during Spring Commencement.

Matt Miller, Ashland University alumnus and Ashland, Ohio, City Council-at-Large member, will host as the guest speaker in coordination with a representative from Student Veterans of America. The special ceremony is open to the public and community members, alumni and fellow veterans are encouraged to attend in support of the veterans.

“Ashland University is very excited for the opportunity to recognize members of the service with this special honor,” said Randy Spade, veterans affairs coordinator for Ashland University. “As a university, we are grateful for their service and hope that community members come out to show support and the same gratitude we have for our veteran students.”

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