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Veterans Day

2015 Veterans Day Observance

A Veterans Day observance is planned for 8:30 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Princeton University Chapel.

John Gore, Princeton Class of 1968, will deliver remarks. Mr. Gore grew up in Massachusetts, attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and majored in Religion at Princeton.  He served three years in the US Army as an infantry officer, including service in Vietnam. After Princeton, Mr. Gore worked for a family business and in 1991 joined Princeton’s Annual Giving Office.  Since 2001, he has been the Director of Alumni Relations and The Lawrenceville Fund at The Lawrenceville School, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He lives in Princeton with his wife, Jane.

The program also will include an invocation by Rev. Dr. Alison Boden, the University’s dean of religious life and of the chapel; the presentation of the colors by the Princeton University Army ROTC “Tiger” Battalion cadets; and the singing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful” by Kenneth Grayson, foreman in the University electric shop. Dr. Mary Rorro, psychiatrist for the Department of Veterans Affairs, will play a viola solo, and Henry Whitaker, Princeton Class of 2017, will play Taps. The benediction will be offered by Imam Sohaib Sultan, Muslim Chaplin, Princeton University..

The University and local communities are invited to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Offices of the Vice President for Campus Life, Office of Religious Life, Human Resources, and Community and Regional Affairs, the Princeton University Army ROTC, Rutgers-Princeton University naval ROTC, Alumni and Friends of Princeton University ROTC, and Military Service & Veterans (MSV) ERG.

Also on November 11, the Princeton community Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at the All Wars monument on the corner of Nassau and Mercer Streets at 11 am.

Contact Spencer Reynolds at ext. 5617 or e-mail with any questions.