Veteran’s Day events slated for Stanford

Nov. 11, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

Veterans, staff and community members will be gathering at Stanford today for a pair of Veteran’s Day events. The events will include a celebration of the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday and a Veteran’s Day reception.

A Marine Corps birthday cake-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the sunken garden in the Hoover Institute. The Marines have their actual birthday on Nov. 10, but the ceremony at Stanford will be held today this year.

Additionally, a Veteran’s Day reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the Engineering Quad, with remarks between 6:15 and 7:15. Following a welcome from Dustin Noll, Kevin Mott ’17 will speak on the theme of continuing service, Professor Scott Sagan will talk about what makes a just warrior, and David Ahern ’17 will discuss the responsibility of veterans. The event will conclude with a reception.

Although Veteran’s Day is a federal holiday, Stanford does not recognize it as an academic holiday on the Stanford calendar. Classes and business will be conducted as usual.


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Caleb Smith '17 is a Desk Editor from Oakland, California and is majoring in public policy. Outside the Daily, Caleb is Director of news at KZSU Stanford, the campus radio station. Have a tip or suggestion? Please contact him at caleb17 ‘at’

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