KINGSTON, R.I.— Nov. 5, 2021 – On Thursday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m., the University of Rhode Island Student Veterans Organization, together with the URI Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs, will host an Armistice Day Ceremony on the University of Rhode Island Kingston Campus. The ceremony will take place on the east side of the Quadrangle and will feature remarks from URI President Marc Parlange; VFW State Cmdr. Dora Vasquez-Hellner; VFW Post 152 Cmdr. and Purple Heart recipient Sarah Cavanaugh; Chief of Chaplain Services for the VA Providence Healthcare System Rotunda East, USAF ret.; and members of the URI Student Veterans Organization, as well as a presentation of the colors by the URI Army Reserve Officer Training Corps.
This will be the fourth annual Armistice Day observance held jointly by the Student Veterans Organization and the University’s Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs. Last year’s observance was held virtually. The University of Rhode Island has close to 300 military veterans or active military enrolled on campus, with approximately 140 military dependents.
A resource fair to help connect students with internal organizations such as URI’s Office of Disability Access and Inclusion, the Center for Career and Experiential Education, Student Support and Advocacy Services as well as external veteran and military resources will be held immediately following the ceremony.
This event is free and open to the public. For questions, contact the Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 401-874-5162.
WHO: URI President March Parlange; VFW State Cmdr. Dora Vasquez-Hellner; VFW Post 152 Cmdr. and Purple Heart recipient Sarah Cavanaugh; Chief of Chaplain Services for the VA Providence Healthcare System Rotunda East; members of the URI Student Veterans Organization, students, faculty, staff and more.
WHAT: Armistice Day Ceremony and resource fair
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: University of Rhode Island Quadrangle, Kingston Campus
In the event of rain, the Armistice Day Ceremony on the Quad will be moved to the Memorial Union Ballroom, 50 Lower College Road.