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Observance to Recognize Student Veterans and other Military Personnel

Release Date:
November 8, 2012
Contact:
Matt Heidt,
716-926-8792

HAMBURG, N.Y. – In honor of student veterans and all who have served in the U.S. military, Hilbert College will host a Veterans Day morning service and other on-campus activities Monday, Nov. 12.

As part of Hilbert’s Veterans Day observance, American flags will be placed in a cross pattern in the main quad of the campus grounds, along with yellow ribbons hung in order to honor veterans in the armed services.

Activities for the day will start with a flag ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the college’s flagpole, located in the campus quad. The raising of the flag will be performed following a welcome by Cameron Haag, air force veteran and president of the college’s Military Club, along with Hilbert president, Dr. Cynthia Zane. Rain location for the ceremony will be in the Franciscan Hall Atrium.

At 4:00 p.m., the Military Club will lead a prayer followed by a walk with fellow Hilbert students, faculty, and staff around the main campus road in honor of current military service members and veterans.

In addition to the day’s activities, Hilbert student veterans will receive a free lunch in the Campus Dining Hall, which will be patriotically decorated, to thank them for their service.

More information on Hilbert’s Veterans Day observance is available by contacting Cameron Haag, president of the Military Club, at chaag@hilbert.edu or Jeannie Kornacki, director of student activities, at 926-8932 or e-mail jmacdonald@hilbert.edu.

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Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.