TODAY: Yale's Veterans Day ceremony moved to Woolsey Hall

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An image from last year's Veterans Day ceremony. (Photo by Michael Marsland)

Yale will salute the soldiers who have served their country at a Veterans Day ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Due to the inclement weather, the ceremony has been moved to Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove streets. All are welcome.

The event will feature remarks by President Salovey and Vice President Kim Goff-Crews and talks by two Yale community members who have served in the armed forces: Ashley Anderson, an Air Force veteran studying at Yale Law ; and Tom Opladen ‘66, a Navy veteran, who is co-founder and president of the Yale Veterans Association.

See also: “From Rifles to Laptops: Combat Veterans Covering Conflicts” panel

Staff member Santo Galatioto, an Air Force veteran and a member of the Yale Veterans Network, will give the invocation, and the Reverend Harry Adams ‘45W, an Army and Air Force veteran and emeritus faculty member, will give the benediction.

Members of the Yale Police Department will serve as honor guards, and Yale School of Music students will perform service anthems and other music.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life.

Later that day at 2 p.m., the Yale Veterans Association will sponsor a panel discussion titled “From Rifles to Laptops: Combat Veterans Covering Conflicts.”

That evening, the Yale Student Veterans Council and McDougal Graduate Student Life are sponsoring a free dinner for Yale students who are veterans or active duty military and their families at the Hall of Graduate Studies dining hall 5-8 p.m. All are welcome. For further information and to sign up to attend, visit

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