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Campus plans Veterans Day ceremony, encourages photo submissions

Campus plans Veterans Day ceremony, encourages photo submissions

10/24/2022 

SUNY Cortland will host a Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 8, and organizers invite all campus community members to recognize important service members in their lives.

The event starts at 3 p.m. in Old Main Brown Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Old Main Fowler ’52 Grand Entrance Hall.

President Erik J. Bitterbaum will offer remarks along with guest speaker Peter Perkins, the university’s vice president for institutional advancement and a former medical technician in the U.S. Air Force. 

Anyone can complete an online form to submit the name and a photo of a veteran to be recognized in a slideshow displayed prior to the ceremony. Submissions are due Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Attendees are encouraged to note that the ceremony takes place Tuesday and not Friday. The Human Resources Office supports release time without charge of accruals for employees to attend the program. Parking will be available in the Miller Building lower-level parking lots.

Campus community members also are encouraged to participate in the “Take a Soldier Project” organized by the Division of Student Affairs as a way to express gratitude for military veterans.

Faculty and staff can complete an online form to reserve a pre-assembled kit with small figurines and signage ready to be placed in campus offices, homes or other locations.

For any questions related to the Veterans Day Ceremony, contact Special Events for the President by email or call 607-753-5453.

For more information about the “Take a Soldier Project,” call 607-753-2053 or email the Division of Student Affairs.


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