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ODU To Observe Veterans Day in Kaufman Mall Event

Old Dominion University's annual Veterans Day Observance will be held on Kaufman Mall Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 12:30-1:15 p.m.

With close to a quarter of ODU's student body having a direct connection to the military, the day honoring veterans takes on added significance at the university.

With thriving Army and Naval ROTC units, a new Military Connections Center on campus, a Veterans Business Outreach Center and countless collaboration efforts with local and regional military installations, ODU is proud of its significant military links. For three straight years, the publication G.I. Jobs has labelled ODU a "Military-Friendly School."

The Veterans Day observance, featuring Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, Commander of U.S. Marine Forces Command, as guest speaker, pays tribute to our nation's veterans, but also celebrates the significance of ODU's military partnership.

Rear Adm. (ret.) David Architzel, ODU director of military affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies for the observance, beginning the program by introducing the joint service ROTC choir, which will perform The Star-Spangled Banner.

Father Mike Kuhn will give the invocation, followed by remarks from University President John R. Broderick.

Following Lt. Col. Neller's address, the University's ROTC units will pass a folded American flag to ODU veteran Michael Thompson. Master Chief (ret.) Ron Copon will perform "Old Glory" as the flag is passed.

In case of inclement weather, the observance will be moved to the North Mall of Webb University Center.

To RSVP for the event click HERE (Event Code: VET14) or call the University Events office at 757-683-3116.

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