CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 28, 2015 –– KRCU Public Radio and the College of Health and Human Services at Southeast Missouri State University will honor area veterans at a special KRCU Koffee on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m. at VFW Post #3838, located at 1049 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau.
The program will begin with a welcome by Dr. Morris Jenkins, dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Jenkins is a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. The presentation of the colors by SHOW-ME GOLD will follow Jenkins’ remarks.
Jeremy McBroom, director of Military and Veterans Services at Southeast Missouri State University and a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, will lead the audience in the Pledge of Alliance. Captain Tyson Mele, officer in-charge for the SHOW-ME GOLD program at Southeast, will introduce the keynote speaker, Dr. Wayne Bowen. Bowen, chair of the Department of History and a member of the City Council of Cape Girardeau, is a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and served in the Iraq War. He will discuss the meaning of Iraq for veterans of that war and others.
A time for questions and answers about Bowen’s presentation will follow. KRCU General Manager Dan Woods will offer closing comments.
There is no cost to attend the special KRCU Koffee, and all veterans and their families are welcome to attend. Breakfast items will be provided by My Daddy’s Cheesecake, and coffee will be provided by Starbucks.
All those planning to attend should contact KRCU to reserve a seat before Nov. 10 by calling the station at (573) 651-5070 or by visiting www.krcu.org/veterans.
KRCU is a National Public Radio member station and is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University and broadcasts on 90.9 FM, KRCU in Cape Girardeau and 88.9 FM, KSEF in Ste. Genevieve and Farmington. KRCU can be heard anywhere in the world at www.krcu.org.