VLS to Host Veterans Day Event
November 9, 2010
SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School will host a Veterans Day program from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday in the Chase Community Center to honor and thank all those who have served in the U.S. military. The event is open to the public.
Faculty, students and staff will raise the American flag in front of Debevoise Hall before gathering in the Chase Center to hear remarks from Dean Jeff Shields and students who are veterans. Community veterans also have been invited to attend.
A number of VLS graduates have served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, the legal branch of the U.S. armed forces, including some who have deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Established in 1775 by George Washington, the JAG Corps is the oldest law firm in the nation.
Veterans Day originated in 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day to mark the cessation of hostilities in World War I, known then as "the war to end all wars."CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations