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Veterans Day

2013 Veterans Day Observance

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

Lieutenant Colonel Peter G. Knight, PhD will deliver remarks. He is in his third year as the Director of the Army Officer Education Program at Princeton University. He has deployed to Mosul, Iraq in 2008 as the Intelligence Advisor to the 2nd Iraqi Army Division as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and previously deployed as part of the NATO Stabilization Force in Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2001.

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 Emily Bobrick, a current member of the Orchestra, will play Taps. The Rev. Deborah Blanks, associate dean of religious life, will offer the benediction.  

The University and local communities are invited to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Offices of the Vice President for Campus Life, Religious Life, Human Resources, and Community and Regional Affairs, the Princeton University Army ROTC and Alumni and Friends of Princeton University ROTC.  

Also on November 11, the Princeton community Veterans Day observance ceremony will be held at the All Wars Monument on the corner of Nassau and Mercer Streets at 11 a.m.