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Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11 @ 12:15 pm 1:00 pm

Members of the Springfield College community are invited to attend the Veterans Day Observance ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11, starting at 12:15 p.m. at the new Springfield College Veterans and Military Services Center located at 727 Middlesex Street, corner of Alden Street and Middlesex Street near the Springfield College archway.

This year’s Veterans Day ceremony will be followed by the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Springfield College Veterans and Military Services Center on the campus. A reception and tours of the Center will follow the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Veterans Day ceremony is annually planned by the Office of Student Affairs and Spiritual Life, and pays tribute to all veterans who have served, and continue to serve our country.  Please contact the Office of Spiritual Life with any questions at 413-748-3209 or spirituallife@springfield.edu.The history of Veterans Day stretches back to 1918.  In that year, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, an armistice was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then commonly known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning in 1919, November 11 became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to remembering the service and sacrifice of American veterans of all wars.

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