College of the Ozarks to Celebrate Veterans Week

All are invited to join College of the Ozarks in celebration of Veteran's Week!


Valorie Coleman

(417) 690-2212

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will honor Veterans with numerous events and ceremonies during the week of and prior to Veteran’s Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. The public is invited to attend all events listed, free of charge.


Veterans Day Sunrise Service– (Nov. 10., 7 a.m.) A sunrise, flag-raising ceremony will take place at the heart of campus by Williams Memorial Chapel and the Alumni Memorial.


The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial Reading of the Names – (Nov. 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) The names of The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at the entrance of the College of the Ozarks campus, will be read by C of O students, staff, and faculty. All are welcome to visit the memorial and pause for a moment of quiet reflection.


Patriotic Play “Breaking the Silence” – In honor of Veterans week, multiple showings of this complimentary play will be performed in The Keeter Center’s Royal Oak Forum at College of the Ozarks.


Show Dates for “Breaking the Silence”:


Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 3 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 11, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m.


Play Synopsis:

When the Vietnam soldiers returned home, they were not met with parades, explosions of confetti, striking up of bands, cheers of joy, honoring ceremonies … nothing. Breaking the Silence is a play which tells these true stories with the hope that younger generations will recognize the sacrifices of their grandparents, the heartbreaking way American soldiers were treated as they returned home from Vietnam, and the disillusionment of anti-American philosophy which has pervaded our country.


About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2022 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Both the College and The Keeter Center earn TripAdvisor®Awards consistently.


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