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Several Events Planned to Mark Veterans Day
On Friday, Nov. 11, the United States celebrates Veterans Day, a federal holiday honoring the men and women who have worn the uniform of this nation. Syracuse University, recently named the No. 1 private school in the country in Military Times’ Best for Vets 2017 ranking, has several events planned to honor the nation’s veterans.
Veterans Day 5K Fun Run and Walk
Einhorn Family Walk
The run/walk begins in front of the Schine Student Center at 6:30 a.m. Registrations will be accepted that morning.
Veterans Day Ceremony
The University community will gather to honor those who have given selfless service to the United States. Richard Jones G’95, L’95, executive vice president, general tax counsel and chief veteran officer for CBS Corporation, will be the keynote speaker. Jones is an Army veteran and board member for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.
Veterans Day Luncheon
Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center
The luncheon is by invitation only.
Military Appreciation Day
The Orange Women’s Basketball team will take on Rhode Island at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all active duty military and veterans.
The Orange Men’s Basketball team will go against Colgate at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for all active duty military and veterans.
John Williams, a senior in the School of Information Studies, a U.S. Army veteran and vice president of the University’s Student Veterans Organization, will sing the national anthem at the men’s game. World War II veteran Don Waful ’37, G’39, will be honored as the Hometown Hero.