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Veterans Day Observation

Global War on Terrorism


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Members of the Norwich and Northfield communities, veterans, the public, and those currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States are cordially invited to attend the Veterans Day Observance on the Upper Parade Ground at Norwich University on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 3:15 p.m. in honor of the men and women who have served in our armed forces. The Veterans Day tribute at Norwich will include a review, wreath laying, cannon fire in the Roll of Wars and a firing of three rifle volleys.

As this year marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 and the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, the tribute will include the unveiling of a plaque in memory of the following six Norwich men who made the supreme sacrifice during this conflict.

MAJ Charles Robert Soltes, Jr., USAR '90
SOC Brian R. Bill, USN '01
1LT Mark H. Dooley, VTARNG '01
CPT Anthony Palermo, Jr., USA '02
SGT Adam P. Kennedy, USA '04
SGT Steven J. DeLuzio, VTARNG '08
MSG P. Andrew McKenna, USA '15

Our guest speaker for the tribute will be Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, Director of Army Safety and Commanding General of the US Army Combat Readiness Center. 

Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Farnsworth was raised in Vergennes, Vt. He was commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers in 1986 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Norwich University, and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College in 2007.

The uniform for this special event is the Service Class A uniform. Please plan on cold weather and dress accordingly.

Registrations are requested by Thursday, November 4th.