Media Invited to Cover Veteran's Day Concert at Yale

Members of the media are welcome to attend and cover the Veterans Day commemoration at Yale on November 11, beginning at 8 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove streets.

The event features a concert by the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, with selections ranging from Bach and Shostakovich to an “Armed Forces Salute,” by various composers, and “The Promise of Living,” by Aaron Copland, arranged by Thomas Duffy, director of the Yale Bands.

Following a rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” and the opening three concert selections, Yale Vice President Linda Lorimer will conduct a brief wreath-laying ceremony, and each member of the audience will read aloud the name of one of the 1011 Yale men who died in combat, whose names are inscribed on the Woolsey rotunda walls. ROTC cadets will then move the wreath in position under the U.S. flag and a soldier will play “Taps.”

The concert will then continue. John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” will be the final number.

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