Saint Leo University Celebrates Veterans Day with Two Ceremonies

October 30, 2013

Saint Leo University will celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, with a morning and evening ceremony on University Campus, 33701 State Road 52 in Saint Leo. The day’s events will honor the brave men and women who have served, or who are currently serving, our country as members of the military.

11 a.m. – Morning Program - Marion Bowman Activities Center. Keynote speaker Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump. His topic is “My Journey from the American South to Vietnam and Back.” Mr. Groom will hold a book signing from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Dining Hall welcome area.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - A Salute to Heroes lunch in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms and the Dining Hall in the Student Community Center.**

1:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Semi-annual community service project, “Feeding Children Everywhere,” Lawn between the Student Activities Building and Crawford Hall. (Goal is to pack 250,000 meals for hungry children.)

4-6 p.m. – Dinner in the Dining Hall (additional tables and chairs on Tapia Lakeside Patio).* Entertainment provided by USO Singers and Just the FACTS Concert.

6 p.m. – Evening Program - The Bowl (outside lawn). Keynote speaker Lieutenant General Robert Neller, USMC.

7:05 p.m. – Fireworks Display

*Lunch and dinner are complimentary for veterans of the U.S. military. Reduced prices are available for their family and guests.

**Salute to Heroes lunch in the Boardroom requires RSVP as space is limited. Please call (352) 588-8994 or email

Saint Leo University is proud of its continued commitment as a military-supportive institution. Our Veterans Day ceremonies are visible reminders of our ongoing support for the brave men and women who have served our country.

For more information, visit or call (352) 588-8482 or (352) 588-8994.