Memorial Union to hold Veteran’s Day ceremony

The Gold Star Hall memorial honored the ISU servicemen who fought in World War II and Vietnam, on Friday, Nov. 8, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Those honored were Robert Lynn Hodson and James Lee Merrick Jr. 

Maddy Arnold

Gold Star Hall will hold its annual ceremony in honor of Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11.

Iowa State will induct ISU students, who have fallen while serving in the United States military, into Gold Star Hall. The ceremony is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

During last year’s ceremony, Iowa State honored two former students who lost their lives in battle. The first was Robert Lynn Hodson who was killed on a bombing mission over Germany in World War II. The second was James Lee Merrick Jr. who died over the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War due to control failure.

When the Memorial Union opened in 1928, Gold Star Hall was built to display names of those who attended Iowa State and died in World War I. Since then, names of servicemen and women who died in following wars and conflicts have been added.