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Friday, November 11, 2011

In Honor of Emory's Veterans

A moving flag-raising ceremony was conducted this morning to pay tribute to Emory's veterans and honor them for their service to our nation's military.

Participants in the third annual flag raising ceremony included Army and Marine Corps veterans and Emory ROTC cadets who wore service uniforms while raising the flag to pay tribute to Emory's and all of our nation's veterans. After the flag raising, Vice President and Deputy to the President Gary Hauk spoke about Emory's long history of support to the nation's military.

With functions on campus spanning two days, activities included a motivational address on leadership by General Arnold on Thursday followed by a symbolic 5K run in formation across the Emory campus.

The 3rd annual event was founded in part by U.S. Marine Corps Reservist Andrew West 93C, Center Administrator, Sr. for Emory's Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), and others at Emory University. As the effort has grown, the Veteran's Day recognition events are now organized by the Emory Veterans' Club and sponsored by a number of student and staff organizations including: the Employee Council, the Student Government Association, Graduate Sutdent Government Association, the Interfraternity Council and the Intersorority Council, Campus Services, Emory Political Union, Young Democrats, and College Republicans.

--Photos courtesy of Jack Kearse/Emory University

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