Media Advisory

Brown to hold Veterans Day ceremony

November 7, 2013  |  Media Contact: Courtney Coelho |  401-863-7287
Brown University will observe Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, with a procession and wreath-laying ceremony. The ceremony will include remarks by U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, 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 with a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Scheduled speakers include U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, Brown President Christina Paxson, and current Brown student and U.S. Navy veteran Matthew Ricci.

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 Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle. Jabberwocky, a student a cappella group, will perform the National Anthem. Nathan Lovejoy, a Brown student and U.S. Army veteran, will introduce the ceremony speakers. The ceremony will conclude with a wreath-laying ceremony at Soldiers Arch to honor those who have served, followed by a reception on Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle.

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
• U.S. Sen. Jack Reed
• Brown University President Christina Paxson
• Current Brown students and military veterans

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

Where
Convening at the flagpole on the College Green and processing to Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle and Soldiers Arch

When
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at noon

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