Retired Col. Nathaniel “Nate” Todd will be the guest speaker during the Veterans Day Celebration at noon Thursday, Nov. 9, at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


Activities will be held in the STEM building on the first floor. Vendors booths will be located in the lobby with information on veterans’ benefits. An indoor picnic will follow the formal ceremony.


Todd, the featured speaker, is a Pine Bluff native. Prior to his retirement in October 2016, he served as director for the health financial policy office of the United States Army’s Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia. He is currently the chief financial officer of the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System at North Little Rock.


At 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, a flag-raising ceremony will be held in honor of Veterans Day at the UAPB Information Center at corner of University Drive and Fluker Street.


LTC Sherry Oehler is the current UAPB ROTC commander. The university began a formal ceremony in 2016 to honor local veterans. UAPB was designated a 2017 Military Friendly Gold status campus and is only one of three schools in the state with that distinction, according to a news release.