Peru State hosts Veterans Day activities

Peru State hosts Veterans Day activities

November 12, 2018, 4:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 620-363-246

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College hosted four activities throughout the day on Monday as part of the observed Veterans Day. Veterans from campus and surrounding communities attended and were recognized.

Starting at 7:00 a.m., students and staff gathered to line the entrance to campus with 350 American flags which were placed along Park Avenue leading into the community of Peru and onto the Peru State campus.

Dunn pushes the staff of a small flag in the ground.

Chaz Dunn (Falls City, NE,) places flags at 7 a.m.

From 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., veterans on campus were able to receive free coffee and pastries from the Bobcat Den courtesy of Creative Dining. The Bobcat Den is located in the Library and now serves Starbucks coffee.

A Veterans Day Program was also held at 10 a.m. The program featured students readings, live patriotic music and a keynote by former member of the Kansas National Guard and Peru State Business Instructor, Matt Gleason.

Dennis appears in the Jindra Fine Arts Choir Room.

Bailey Dennis of Omaha, Nebraska read from “I Have a Rendezvous with Death.”


Koelzer spoke in the Jindra Fine Arts Choir Room.

Jared Koelzer of Corning, Kansas read from Woodrow Wilson’s 1917 War Message to Congress.


The musicians performed in the Jindra Fine Arts Choir Room.

Amy Mincer, secretary to the president, and Matt Hill, assistant professor music, performed during the program.


Gleason speaks from behind the Peru State College podium.

Matt Gleason spoke to the program attendees about the passion he felt for patriotism and serving his country that led him to join the Kansas National Guard.

Following the reception, Phi Epsilon Kappa hosted a Veterans Day workout. The workout was held in the Al Wheeler Activities Center (AWAC) Fitness Center. The workout was led by Dr. Kyle Ryan, associate professor of education. Ryan is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association; a certified Sports Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting; and a Certified Level-1 CrossFit Coach.

The students are photographed in the weight room of the Al Wheeler Activity Center.

The workout attendees, including Phi Epsilon Kappa members and Dr. Kyle Ryan.

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