In Preparation for Veterans Day 2012 Drexel Salutes Faculty & Professional Staff Veterans and Welcomes All Faculty & Professional Staff To Honor Service Men & Women Near and Dear to Them
November 8, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The brief program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m
With additional activities spanning the 8-10 a.m. time frame
Join us for a continental breakfast and be part of a memorable conversation about our favorite veterans!
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Drexel welcomes faculty and professional staff who are veterans to this special breakfast along with all faculty and professional staff who wish to gather in honor of their favorite veterans or in support of friends and family who are currently in military service. Drexel's faculty and professional staff community includes veterans who have served our country; it also employs spouses, children, siblings, parents, family, friends and mentors of those of have served or are currently serving. So, it gives us great pride to support these individuals and be in the company of others who appreciate the significance of their service.
In preparation for Veterans Day 2012, Human Resources is co-sponsoring this event with the Office of Veteran Student Services to encourage faculty and professional staff to come together formally to share military service interests. This is also a great way to learn more about the initiatives coming from the Office of Veteran Student Services, The Veterans Task Force and the greater Philadelphia community.
The program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m., and will include the following activities:
- A patriotic musical tribute
- A special reading by Sean Casey of Warrior Writers from the After Action Review: A Collection of Writing & Artwork by Veterans of the Global War on Terror. Copies of After Action Review will be available for sale.
- Make a ready-to-wear pin of your favorite veteran or service person (bring a photograph no more than 2" in diameter)
- Sign up to become a mentor to a student-veteran
- Meet representatives from the Veterans Administration
- Enter to win raffle prizes, including tickets to the Army v. Navy game
- Write a letter to active service men and women
- Take a guided tour of historic American flags on loan from the Philadelphia Flag Association in the Annex of the Armory
Veterans Day Primer at Drexel University
November 8, 2012
11:30AM – 1:30PM
Program Starts Promptly at Noon
The 103rd Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National
Join us for a light lunch and “Veterans Day Primer” event on the drill floor of the Armory in preparation for Veterans Day 2012.
This annual campus event brings us together to collectively recognize our University's rich ROTC history, pay respect to the hundreds of current student-veterans on campus, and honor the employees and alumni who have served or continue to serve our Nation. The Veterans Day Primer is a patriotic and inspirational event you won’t want to miss as it includes history, music, special guests and military traditions. The formal program will begin promptly at noon with additional activities spanning the 11:30AM to 1:30PM time frame.
Poto Leifi; founder, senior art/creative director,
Freedom’s On Me
The Drexel Veterans Association welcomes a very special guest, Freedom’s On Me founder, Poto Leifi whose internationally exhibited work is displayed in the Drexel Veterans Lounge, a campus space which celebrates its one year anniversary this Veterans Day. Learn why Poto left his work as a designer and photographer after the terrorist attacks of 911 to serve his country in Iraq and Afghanistan and how he was able to use his talents and experiences to help the families of the fallen service men and women of this generation.
For more information about Poto, visit: http://www.freedomsonme.com/home.html. Poto will be hosting a workshop in the Veterans Lounge at 4PM for those who are interested in learning more about his work. Please sign up for the workshop by emailing Rebecca@drexel.edu – space is limited!
Drexel celebrates its fourth consecutive year as a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School and Yellow Ribbon Program. We hope to see you at the Primer event which includes an opportunity to participate in our continued letter writing campaign (with Liberty USO) to support actively serving service men and women, a chance to visit the Museum Rooms of the 103rd Engineer Battalion PA Army National Guard, and an invitation to view a special exhibit of historic America Flags on loan for the day from the Philadelphia Flag Association -in the Annex of the Armory.