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Community Invited to Join RWU, RWU Law for Veterans Day Ceremonies

University event to honor women in the military; Senators Reed and Whitehouse to join campus community for law school ceremony honoring fallen alumnus Nathan J. Schuldheiss
Photo by: David Silverman

BRISTOL, R.I. – Members of the campus community and the general public are invited to join students, faculty and staff from Roger Williams University and the Roger Williams University School of Law at two Veterans Day remembrance ceremonies on Monday, Nov. 12.

At 11 a.m., at the University Flagpole near the Administration Building on the University’s Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road, RWU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets will lead a ceremony to honor those who have fought in past wars as well as those currently serving in the military.

The ceremony will have an emphasis on honoring women in the military. Chief Master Sergeant Lori A. Ashness, the first female selected as First Sergeant for the 143rd Airlift Wing Support Group, will serve as honorable speaker. Guests will have the opportunity to place carnations at the base of a wreath that honors the memory of those in the military.

In a separate ceremony starting at 3:15 p.m. near the School of Law, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, as well as Captain Michael Jolin of the Rhode Island National Guard, will join RWU President Donald Farish, RWU Law Dean David Logan and members of the law school community in rededicating a memorial tree that honors fallen alumnus and veteran Nathan J. Schuldheiss ’05L. The special agent from the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations was killed in Iraq in November 2007.

A reception will follow inside the law school building where “Veterans of Valor,” a photo collection featuring the school’s veteran community, will be unveiled. The event, co-sponsored by the Military Law Society, will begin at 3:45 on the Second Floor Atrium at the School of Law.

All Veterans Day events at Roger Williams are open to the public with no registration or RSVP required.