Annual Veterans Day Ceremony to Be Held for First Time at National Veterans Resource Center

The Syracuse University community is invited to the University’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11, which will be held for the first time at the National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a welcome and introduction by Charlie Poag, a senior in the Newhouse School and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Christine Brophy, a research analyst in the University’s Office of Institutional Research and a U.S. Army veteran, will share the history of Veterans Day. Harris Krahn, a sophomore in the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and secretary of the Student Veterans Organization, will speak on the University’s history of serving veterans and reflect on his own experiences on campus.

The ceremony will include remarks from Chancellor Kent Syverud and Hendricks Chapel Dean Brian Konkol. Chancellor Syverud will introduce the event’s keynote speaker, retired Lt. Col. Victor Holman ’82.

Holman began his decorated career when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Reserve Officers Training Corps at Syracuse University. He is currently the secretary of the general staff for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), a unique four-star general command. TRADOC has an $8 billion annual budget, trains more than 500,000 military and civilians and directs a workforce of 45,000 personnel worldwide. Holman leads four high-performing teams that manage executive communications, information technology and key administrative support for the commanding general.

The event will also feature performances from the Syracuse University Singers and the 198th Army Band.

Earlier that morning, the annual Veterans Day Fun Run, Walk and Stroll will begin at 6:30 a.m. on the Einhorn Family Walk in front of the Schine Student Center. Pre-registration is closed. Registration will be available in person at the event.