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November 11, 2013

Veterans Day: A Photo Essay

Inclement weather forced ODU's Veterans Day program to move inside Webb Center last Thursday, but the day's morning rain could not put a damper on the observance. The event offered an opportunity for members of the campus community to pay tribute to the thousands of U.S. military veterans who have served their country in combat and peacekeeping functions around the world.

Approximately 23 percent of ODU's more than 25,000 students have a direct connection to the military, either by having served themselves or being the parent or child of service members.

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Architzel, military affairs director at ODU, served as master of ceremonies for the program. President John R. Broderick and three ODU students also were among the speakers.

Photos by Chuck Thomas