University events will honor veterans

Gold Star Hall

As Veterans Day approaches, a pair of events are planned to honor Iowa State's military personnel -- past and present. Two fallen soldiers will be remembered at the Memorial Union's annual Gold Star Hall ceremony on Friday, Nov. 8 (3:15 p.m., MU Great Hall). Robert Lynn Hodson, a casualty of World War II, will have his name engraved on the wall, and James Lee Merrick Jr., who was killed in Vietnam, will be honored for the first time.

A community supper is planned on Wednesday, Nov. 13 (5-7:30 p.m., MU Great Hall), in support of veterans, military personnel and their families. The meal is free and open to the public, but registration is requested to help with planning. Photo by Bob Elbert.