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Nazareth College Honors Veterans, Nov. 11

  • Published: November 08, 2013

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Nazareth College Honors Veterans, Nov. 11

Nazareth College Office of Veterans Affairs is hosting its annual celebratory Veterans Day event on Monday, November 11, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Otto A. Shults Community Center Forum located on the Nazareth College campus. This event is free and open to the public. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618. For further information, please contact Jeremy Bagley in the Nazareth College Office of Veterans Affairs at (585) 389-5017 or

Nazareth College seeks to honor men and women who serve and have served our country at this event. Nazareth’s Office of Veterans Affairs is collecting new clothing for the United States military and veterans in need to be donated to the Kade Project and the N.Y. Warrior Alliance. Clothing can be dropped off at the Office of Veterans Affairs in Smyth 20 (ground level).

This year’s event will feature guest speaker, Mr. Adam DeSantis, World War II combat veteran. Nazareth’s Office of Veterans Affairs is also giving several awards to programs and individuals who go above and beyond to help veterans in the Rochester area. The Yellow Ribbon Award for lifetime service to the veterans community: Laura and John Stradley, Monroe County Veterans Services Director and New York State Department of Labor Disabled Veteran’s outreach representative respectively; Service to Veterans Award (given to a non-veteran helping vets): Ralph and Julie Presciutti, and Mr. Tom Allen, of Rochester Prime Time Brass, who always makes sure a bugler is on hand to play at all local military funerals.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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