PHOTO GALLERY: Cedarville University hosted its annual Veteran’s Day chapel to honor veterans on campus and in the community. This year, U.S. Air Force Chaplain Major General Dondi Costin delivered a message on how the best way to honor veterans is to serve God and the community wherever one is called.
The Cedarville University symphonic band opens Veteran’s Day Chapel, conducted by Music and Worship adjunct instructor Chet Jenkins. The trombones, highlighted in this photo, were the focus of the performance of “Stars and Stripes Forever” later in the service.
Associate Professor of Music Mark Spencer outlines the “schedule of events” for the special chapel.
Air Force and Army color guard cadets present arms for the singing of the National Anthem, sung by Beth Porter, CU associate professor of vocal music.
CU Senior Professor of Music Charles Pagnard plays taps in honor of all the men and women that have fallen while serving in the United States military.
Porter brings in a Cedar Cliff Elementary student to lead the recitation in the Pledge of Allegiance together.
U.S. Air Force Chaplain Major General Dondi Costin delivers a messageon honoring veterans by serving God and the community. Costin is the chaplain for more than 664,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the U.S. and overseas.
Costin delivers his message. He made it a point to also turn around to address the symphonic band, who remained seated behind him during his message.
Students, faculty and staff, and visiting veterans join each other on the stage to be honored for their service, past and present. The veterans received a standing ovation from the audience.
Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Loren M. Reno leads a prayer over the veterans standing with him on stage, as well as a prayer for the nation. Reno currently serves as the Vice President for Academics and Professor of Management.
A veteran bows his head and closes his eyes as Gen. Reno prays to conclude the chapel service.
Hear voices of some of the 200 plus veterans who attended Cedarville University’s annual Veteran’s Day chapel on Nov. 11.