Brown ceremony honors Veterans

November 12, 2012  |  Media Contact: Courtney Coelho |  401-863-7287
Brown University observed Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, with a procession and wreath-laying ceremony. The ceremony included remarks by Sen. Jack Reed, Brown veterans, and others.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University honored members of the Brown and Rhode Island communities who have served in the U.S. military or other nations during Veterans Day ceremonies, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Speakers included Sen. Jack Reed, Lt. Comdr. James Gardner ’65, graduate student veteran Christopher Baker ’09, Sc.M. ’10, Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron, and Brown University Chaplain the Rev. Janet Cooper Nelson. University President Christina Paxson also participated in the ceremony.

Community and student veterans, ceremony participants, and guests gathered at the flagpole on the College Green at noon. The procession traveled to Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle, where the ceremony took place. Following remarks, the event continued with a dedication to Lt. Charles F. Kenney, a member of the Class of 2010 who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and died in August 2012. Lars Tiffany, Kenney’s head coach on the Brown men’s lacrosse team, gave the dedication. The ceremony concluded with a wreath-laying ceremony at Soldiers Arch to honor those who have served.

The event was organized by Brown University Student Veterans Society, the Office of the Dean of the College, and the Office of Campus Life and Student Services. Information about the ceremony, as well as Brown’s military programs and services can be found online at the Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs.

Editors: Brown University has a fiber link television studio available for domestic and international live and taped interviews, and maintains an ISDN line for radio interviews. For more information, call (401) 863-2476.