Norwich University Office of Communications

Oct. 19, 2016

Norwich University honors all veterans with a Corps of Cadets Review Parade with university leadership as well as special remarks from Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, Norwich Class of 1986. On Friday, November 11, the Norwich community gathers to honor brave men and women, both living and deceased, who have served our nation under arms, and to recognize their sacrifices in the defense of liberty and freedom around the world.

Veterans, the public, and those currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States are cordially invited to attend the Veterans Day Observance on the Upper Parade Ground at Norwich University on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 3:15 p.m. in honor of the men and women who have served in our armed forces.

The Veterans Day tribute at Norwich will include a review, wreath laying, cannon fire in the Roll of Wars and a firing of three rifle volleys.

As this year marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 and the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, the tribute will include the unveiling of a plaque in memory of the following seven Norwich men who made the supreme sacrifice during this conflict.

MAJ Charles Robert Soltes, Jr., USAR ’90
SOC Brian R. Bill, USN ’01
1LT Mark H. Dooley, VTARNG ’01
CPT Anthony Palermo, Jr., USA ’02
SGT Adam P. Kennedy, USA ’04
MSG P. Andrew McKenna, USA M’15
SGT Steven J. Deluzio, VTARNG ‘08

Our guest speaker for the tribute will be Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, Director of Army Safety and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Farnsworth was raised in Vergennes, Vt. He was commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers in 1986 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Norwich University, and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College in 2007.

The uniform for this special event is the Service Class A uniform. Please plan on cold weather and dress accordingly.

Registrations are requested by Thursday, November 4. Please click here ( to let us know you will be attending the dedication.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here:    

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