2nd Annual VetFest kicks off at Cameron University
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - In honor of Cameron University’s 2nd Annual VetFest, the university hosted the Freedom Elementary 4th grade class on Monday.
The event kicked off with the firing of Fort Sill’s salute howitzer courtesy of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery Regiment, and 428th Field Artillery Brigade.
In addition, there were five different learning stations for the kids to attend, focusing on Native Americans and their contributions to military history.
The Coordinator of Veteran Affairs at Cameron University, Vicki Henson, hopes the stations will help teach students more about how the military helped build our community.
“It’s exciting, it makes all the work well worth it to plan it. It’s exciting to see our communities coming together as one to do exciting things to help make our community more military friendly, to make the bond stronger,” said Henson.
Another feature of VetFest is the Veterans Resource Fair, which shows veterans how to apply for and get hired into Federal positions.
“We think it’s just a neat opportunity that we can treasure our veterans,” Henson said. “We can treasure our military kids, we can let them know that we care, that they’re a part of this community, an important part of this community, and it’s just so fulfilling to watch that come to fruition.”
VetFest will continue with The Traveling Classroom and Road Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday in the parking lot east of the McMahon Centennial Complex.
They’ll also host multiple Native American arts and crafts vendors, who will be showcasing their handmade crafts and original artwork available for purchase.
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