Veterans Day Observation Set for Nov. 10


posted November 06, 2017

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will host its seventh annual Veterans Day tribute November 10, 2017, at 11 a.m., on campus at The Heroes Memorial.

Members of the Pitt-Johnstown MountainCat Veterans Program, students, faculty, and staff will attend. Faculty member and U.S. Navy veteran Dr. Kristen Majocha will lead in the singing of the National Anthem and student/veteran Maria Larotonda will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar will speak and will be joined at the Heroes Memorial by students, faculty, and staff who served in the U.S. Armed Forces for a wreath-placing ceremony, followed by a moment of silence to honor the memory of the service men and women.

Nestled behind the J. Irving Whalley Memorial Chapel, The Heroes Memorial pays a perpetual tribute to those who died on September 11, 2001, as well as the service men and women who have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. At the center of the memorial is a 3,500-pound steel I-beam from the World Trade Center, which was attacked on September 11. The first-of-its-kind memorial was dedicated on November 11, 2011.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is marking its 90th anniversary well as the 50th year of the campus in its Richland Township location. Pitt-Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.