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Speaker, flag ceremony honor Veterans Day

Emory Report | Nov. 8, 2012

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Emory's 2011 Veterans Day ceremony. Photo by Jack Kearse.

Emory's annual commemoration of Veterans Day will take place Thursday, Nov. 8 and Monday, Nov. 12.

On Nov. 8, Wilson Felder, director of the William J. Hughes Technical Center, will give an address at 4:30 p.m. in Room 130 of the Goizueta Business School. The technical center, part of the Federal Aviation Administration and located in New Jersey, is one of the nation's premier aviation research, development, test and evaluation facilities. A reception with local military and veterans will be held at 5 p.m. following the talk.

On Nov. 12 the annual flag raising ceremony begins at 7:45 a.m. at the flagpole on the Quad. The ceremony will culminate with the raising of the flag promptly at 8 a.m., says Andrew C. West, center administrator, of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute.

The events, free and open to the public, recognize those in the Emory community who serve and have served in America's military. Officially observed on Nov. 11, Veterans Day is intended to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans.

Felder's address and reception are sponsored by the Emory Veterans Association, the Center for Ethics and the Graduate Student Government Association.

The flag-raising ceremony is sponsored by the Emory Veterans Association; Employee Council; College Council; College Republicans; Interfraternity Council; Intersorority Council; Student Government Association; Undergraduate Business Council; and Young Democrats.