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Jet Combat Veteran And ROTC Cadets Will Honor Veteran’s Day With Ceremony

November 3, 2005 --

WHEN:         Nov. 8, starting at 3:20 p.m.

WHERE:        North side of the Rotunda.

Cadets in the University of Virginia’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. will hold a Veteran’s Day ceremony honoring those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces on Nov. 8 at 3:20 p.m. on the North side of the Rotunda.

Cadets from all four service branches (Army, Navy/Marines and Air Force) will gather in formation on the north terrace of the Rotunda. After some opening remarks by Air Force Col. John C. Vrba, the main address will be given by Lt. Col. Bryan Turner, U.Va. class of 1983, attached to the 192nd Fighter Wing of the Virginia Air National Guard.

Turner flew the lead jet for the flyover during the POW/MIA ceremony at McIntire Amphitheater on Sept. 20. Turner, who has served in the 1991 Gulf War, the current war in Iraq and the peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, will speak on his combat experiences and the importance of being a veteran.

Following Turner’s remarks, cadets will sound Retreat and then play the national anthem. During the anthem, the U.S. flag will be lowered and removed from the pole and the color guard will escort the flag bearer. Col. Vrba will close the ceremony.

Veteran’s Day, which is marked on Nov. 11 started as Armistice Day, originally proclaimed to honor those who served and perished in World War I. It became a holiday in 1926 and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans. In 1968, legislation changed the national commemoration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. However, in 1978 Congress returned the observance to its traditional date of Nov. 11, the anniversary of the Armistice, signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918 ending World War I. 

The ceremony will be held at McLeod Hall in case of rain.

Contact: Maj. George S. Dowdy, (434) 924-6830

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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