UM-Flint announces Veteran's Day Observance - WNEM TV 5

UM-Flint announces Veteran's Day Observance

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the University of Michigan-Flint will pay tribute to vets and a woman who was instrumental in establishing the annual event there.

Dean Robert Burnett will deliver a tribute to Beaulah Alexander who passed away earlier this fall.  Ms. Alexander was integral in launching the annual Veterans Day Observance along with the late Professor Charles Bailey. Each year Ms. Alexander worked with a small committee on campus to plan the ceremony.  She was in the midst of planning the 2012 ceremony when she died unexpectedly in early October. This years event is dedicated to her and her service to veterans.

The university will also celebrate the re-dedication of the newly expanded Student Veterans Center immediately following the ceremony, along with a special announcement for student veterans from Chancellor Ruth J. Person.The program will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in the University of Michigan-Flint Theatre. The UM-Flint Choral is scheduled to perform during the ceremony.

Following the ceremony in the Theatre, a re-dedication of the Student Veterans Center will take place in the University Pavilion. The Student Veterans Center has been expanded in an effort to provide more support and services to the growing student veteran population at UM-Flint. Chancellor Person will speak at the re-dedication, and she will make a major announcement that will benefit student veterans at UM-Flint.

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