The University of St. Thomas has had a campus comection to military service since 1906. Today, that connection extends beyond the university’s iconic Arches.
The 27th annual vigil will be held in the quadrangle. It will conclude at 5 p.m. Monday, Veterans Day, with a ceremony and talk by an Air Commando pilot.
The University of St. Thomas’ Air Force ROTC Detachment 410, on campus since July 1, 1948, has been preserving its history with the help of a 34-foot mural located in its remodeled Murray-Herrick Campus Center office space. The mural has been signed by numerous veterans, from the WWII era to a recently graduated cadet entering flight training.