Wednesday, November 7, 2012

ROTC to Lead Veterans Day Remembrance at Widener University Friday

Widener University’s Dauntless Battalion will honor our nation’s soldiers with a Veterans Day ceremony Friday, November 9 at 11 a.m. The ROTC cadets will carry out longstanding customs such as the 21-gun salute and the placing of the wreath by the Veterans Memorial at Widener’s Old Main building, which remembers alumni of Widener – and its predecessor institution Pennsylvania Military College – who lost their lives in combat. The ROTC cadets will read the names of those alumni aloud.  Col. Timothy F. Kehoe, a student at the United States Army War College, a decorated soldier and a former military assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney, will deliver the Veterans Day message.

What: Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony

When: Friday, November 9
             11 a.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial at Widener’s Old Main Building*
              14th and Melrose Ave.
              Chester, Pa.

Details: Widener serves as the host for Army ROTC activity at area institutions, with cadets hailing from the Abington and Brandywine campuses of Pennsylvania State University, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Immaculata University, Neumann University, Villanova University and West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

*Rain location is Lathem Hall on the corner of E. 13th and Potter streets