SUNY Adirondack honors veterans

Veterans watch a Veterans Day ceremony
October 31, 2023

Annual Veterans Day service scheduled at college's Veterans Memorial

QUEENSBURY, New York (Oct. 31, 2023) — SUNY Adirondack proudly announces its annual Veterans Day commemoration, to be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the college’s on-campus Veterans Memorial.

The keynote address will be delivered by Chris Thomas, founder and owner of Elite 9 Veteran Talent Acquisition Services, a service-disabled, veteran-owned employment placement and business management consulting firm.

“We are honored to pay tribute to all our military personnel who have served our country with pride and selflessness,” said Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., president of SUNY Adirondack.
“Our veterans are the heroes who protect the rights and privileges of this country and we thank them on this special day, as well as every day.”

Cornelius Gilbert, Ph.D., chief diversity officer at SUNY Adirondack, will offer opening remarks. American Legion Post 533 Color Guard of Corinth will post the colors, and offer invocation, taps, benediction and retire the colors.

The National Anthem will be performed by Jacob Carpenter, vice president of SUNY Adirondack’s Student Senate. President Duffy will offer a welcome address, followed by remarks from Elijah Cullum, president of Student Senate; Assemblyman Matthew Simpson; Assemblywoman Carrie Werner; and state Sen. Daniel Stec.

The public is invited to honor our nation’s veterans at this free event. Rain location is in Northwest Bay Conference Center in Adirondack Hall.