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Media Advisory: Veterans Day ceremonies at Wake Forest University

By Kim McGrath, 336-758-3209, mcgratka@wfu.edu and Cheryl Walker, 336-758-6073, walkercv@wfu.edu Office of Communications and External Relations

SECOND ANNUAL VALOR VETERANS DAY 5K — On Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m., the Wake Forest University School of Law Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR) will host the Second Annual VALOR Veterans Day 5K at Reynolda House. Following the race, VALOR will partner with both Reynolda House and the Pro Bono Project to conduct informational sessions on various legal topics affecting veterans. While many veterans are able to transition into civilian life after service with ease, others face significant personal obstacles, from physical disabilities to substance abuse to mental health concerns. VALOR aims to raise funds to support aid facilities for veterans in need, and raise community awareness about this prominent issue.

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY — On Nov. 12th from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Wake Forest will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on Perritt Plaza beside Reynolda Hall to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans. This year’s guest speaker is Tom Eller, the district commander of the American Legion and a U.S. Navy veteran. In addition, World War II veteran, Fred Hahn will be in attendance at the ceremony. Wake Forest University’s associate chaplain for Jewish life, Michael Gisser, will deliver the invocation and benediction. Gisser is also a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves. All veterans who attend will be recognized for their military service. A wreath will be laid at the base of the flagpole in honor of veterans who have died in the pursuit of freedom. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Benson University Center, Room 409.

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About Wake Forest University: Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.

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