Duke will host a virtual Veterans Day ceremony on November 11 to recognize and honor those who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces.
The event will be streamed on the Duke University YouTube account at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. It will feature comments from President Vincent E. Price, Vice President for Administration Kyle Cavanaugh, Director of the Durham VA Paul Crews, and others.
More than 1,130 faculty and staff at Duke have served in the armed forces, and an additional 444 Duke students have served or have current military affiliations.
“We invite the entire Duke community to join us virtually to honor the men and women at Duke and across our country who have served and protected us and the freedoms we enjoy,” Cavanaugh said. “Their willingness to sacrifice for the benefit of others exemplifies the highest values of service.”
The ceremony will conclude with the playing of bagpipes as a wreath is placed on the Memorial Wall between Duke Chapel and the Divinity School that lists the names of more than 50 Duke community members who died in service during wars after World War II.
Video of the ceremony will be available on the Duke University YouTube account afterward for those who are unable to view it at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.