Veterans Day

Brown to honor veterans with wreath-laying ceremony

November 9, 2011  |  Media Contact: Deborah Baum |  401-863-2476
Brown University will observe Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, with a procession and wreath-laying ceremony. The ceremony will include remarks by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Brown veterans, and others.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University will honor members of the Brown and Rhode Island communities who have served the nation in the U.S. military during Veterans Day ceremonies, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Scheduled speakers include U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, World War II veteran Paul Lipsitt of the Class of 1950 and member of the inaugural class of the Veterans College of Brown University, and student veteran Chaney Harrison. U.S. Rep. David Cicilline will also attend the ceremony.

Community and student veterans, ceremony participants, and guests will gather at the flagpole on the College Green shortly before noon. Led by the Providence College ROTC Honor Guard, the procession will travel to Lincoln Field. Following remarks, the event will conclude with a wreath-laying ceremony at Soldiers Arch to honor those who have served, followed by a reception on Lincoln Field.

The event is organized by Brown University Student Veterans Society, the Office of the Dean of the College, and the Office of Campus Life and Student Services.

Who
Sen. Jack Reed, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rep. David Cicilline, Providence College ROTC Honor Guard, University administrators, Brown students and alumni who are veterans of the military, and veterans from the Providence community

What
Veterans Day procession, ceremony, wreath-laying, and addresses

Where
Convening at the flagpole on the College Green and processing to Lincoln Field and Soldiers Arch. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside Sayles Hall on the College Green.

When
Noon Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

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