Veterans Day Flag Raising: November 12

The Veterans at Penn Committee invites the Penn community to attend the Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony on College Green, Locust Walk on, Monday, November 12, the observed date for Veterans Day. It will start at 9 a.m.

Jill DiSanto, US Navy Veteran and news officer for Penn Communications, will be the keynote speaker. The Presentation of Colors will be by the Penn Navy ROTC Honor Guard and Battalion, who will also lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Callie Holtermann and Annie Fang, students in Platt Performing Arts, will perform “The Star Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful.” Also participating in the event is Jesse Morgan Raines, US Army Veteran and SAS Student, and Peter Freudenberger, US Army Veteran with the Cohen Military Family Clinic. The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, VPUL: Veteran Upward Bound Program, The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences are sponsoring this annual event. The rain location is the Benjamin Franklin Room in Houston Hall.

For more than two centuries, military veterans have been a part of the Penn community. For a history of veterans at Penn, see the Benchmarks article (Almanac November 11, 2014).