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Embry-Riddle Hosts 4th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Concert

05 November 2012   Bill Thompson, ERAU

Free Concert with Army 108th band, BBQ, and Presentations "Special Thanks to Vietnam Veterans"

Prescott, Ariz., October 31, 2012 – The Prescott, Arizona campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proud to host their 4th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Concert in honor of all veterans and their families on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the campus Activity Center.

The 108th Army Band, the Arizona National Guard based in Phoenix and the Prescott Fine Arts Singers will lead the evening of patriotic music and veteran tributes. The 108th Army Band, whose main role is to promote troop morale, will perform a mix of traditional and contemporary music including rousing military marches, folk tunes and modern rock 'n' roll. The citizen-soldiers of the band include educators, businessmen and women, mechanics, government employees and students.

"The Veterans' Appreciation Concert is our way of saying thank you to those who served in the past and those who are currently serving. We are truly grateful for their service and sacrifice," said Dr. Frank Ayers, chancellor of the Prescott campus. "Embry-Riddle is proud to support our veterans and recognize our servicemen and women, our ROTC students and Embry-Riddle alumni who have served our nation. This year, we are especially proud to honor our Vietnam veterans."

Helping to make the event possible are Embry-Riddle's Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC Detachment 028, the university's Student Veterans Organization, the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, and various community and government organizations.

Before the concert, starting at 3 p.m., attendees can enjoy free activities including a barbecue, entertainment, a veteran support fair and presentations. To find the Activity Center, turn into campus at the traffic signal at 3700 Willow Creek Road.

What: Veterans' Appreciation Concert with 108th Army Band
When: Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
BBQ and Activities start @ 3:00 pm
Where: Activity Center, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (turn into campus at traffic signal)
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, Arizona

Special thanks to Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC Detachment 028, Embry-Riddle's Student Veterans Organization, ESGR Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve, and local community and government organizations.

For more information on the event, contact Bill Thompson at (928) 777-4201 or For more information on the Prescott campus, visit

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About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies.