U.S. vets honored for Veteran’s Day


North Wind Staff

Over this past weekend, NMU’s event: “Salute to Past, Present and Future Military Service” formally recognized service members for Veteran’s Day before the football game against Northwood University on Saturday.

The event included songs from the Wildcat Marching Band and a flag ceremony presented by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Color Guard.

“Thank you veterans, active military and ROTC members,” NMU President Fritz Erickson said. “I also want to recognize military family members.”

Erickson presented the NMU Presidential Coin to student veteran Paul Flint, a senior finance major, for his service to local veterans, particularly his driving of the Disabled American Veterans van.

ASNMU Vice President Con- nor Loftus, a fellow student veteran, gave the keynote address, and he emphasized NMU’s core values and the helpfulness of the Veteran Student Services office.

“It’s because of student veterans and all other veterans that we have the freedom to seek an education,” Loftus said.

Loftus was presented with a recognition certificate from the Michigan Senate, which surprised him.

“I was honored,” Loftus commented, adding, “It’s humbling.”