The University is hosting a Veterans Day observance on Friday, November 10 from 9:00 - 9:30am. The service will also be live streamed on the Office of Religious Life Princeton YouTube channel. All are welcome to attend this event in-person, but only if fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a safety policy that applies to people of all ages, including children. The program will include:
- Remarks by Dr. David Leslie-Hughes, Esquire. Dr. Leslie-Hughes is President of the British Officers Club of Philadelphia and served as an officer in the British Army’s fabled Royal Welch Fusiliers. In addition to being a Pennsylvania attorney, Dr. Leslie-Hughes holds advanced degrees in business, economics, and charitable fundraising, and his career has included senior leadership roles in the insurance and stock brokerage industries in the U.S. and Canada. A longtime member of the Princeton Officers Society, he will in part tell the story of one of the Society’s founders, Princeton’s former Dean of the Chapel Ernest Gordon, and Dean Gordon’s WWII experiences as a POW of the Japanese.
- Invocation by the Rev. Dr. Alison Boden, the University’s dean of religious life and of the chapel;
- Kenneth Grayson, Electric shop supervisor will sing the Star-Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful.
- Mayor Mark Freda of Princeton and Kam Amirzafari of The Spirit of Princeton will give welcome remarks.
- Dr. Mary Rorro, psychiatrist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will play an original musical arrangement.
- Gabriel Chalick ‘24 will play Taps.
- The benediction will be offered by Khalil Abdullah, Princeton’s Assistant Dean for Muslim Life.