Veterans Day Breakfast, Concert and Taps Service

Veterans Day Breakfast, Concert and Taps Service
Date and time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, November 09, 2018

Veterans are invited to breakfast in honor of their military service. Doors open at 8 a.m., and the breakfast and program begins at 9 a.m. Guest speaker will be Brigadier General Troy Galloway, Missouri State University class of 1991. Free, but registration is requested. Register online below or call 417-836-5654.

Following breakfast, guests will be treated to a concert by the 135th Army Band beginning at 10:30 a.m. in front of McDonald Arena. Taps will be played throughout campus beginning at 11:11 a.m.

*Parking available in the Welcome Center lot (southwest corner of National/Bear Blvd.) or Lot 29 (northwest corner of National/Bear Blvd.). Golf carts will transport guests from parking lots to Plaster Student Union beginning at 8 a.m.

Missouri State University is proud to commemorate the service of all military veterans through these additional activities: 

Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.

A Musical Salute to Veterans concert 

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield

Free. Open to the public.

Nov. 10

Hosting Heroes Football Game

BearFest Village and Plaster Stadium

Missouri State Bears vs. North Dakota State Bison

11 a.m.–2 p.m. BearFest Village Tailgate

Veterans and current military are invited to visit the Veteran Student Center tent for free food and beverage before the game.

2 p.m. Football Game

All veterans recognized during halftime. Veterans and current military receive a free reserved bleacher seat ticket and their families may purchase half-price bleacher seat tickets (adults/$6, children/$3, children 2 and younger/free). Present ID at any Missouri State box office to receive free ticket and discount. 

Event sponsor
Free; please register before Nov. 7
Open to public, alumni, parents and family, visitors