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Nov. 5, 2004
Vol. 29, No. 6

Ceremony to honor veterans
• Librarian to return as vice provost
H.O.P.E. award finalists selected
Monster on Mass
Capitol Steps to headline Dole political humor series
Student center renamed AAAC
Judicial review
Student housing proposes 2005-06 rate increases
Discount offered on women’s basketball tickets
Medical center names new leadership team
Retirement is end of era at KU
Retiree reception
Faculty members plan sabbaticals

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Ceremony to honor veterans

Flags fly in front of the Dole Institute of Politics during the center’s dedication in July 2003. Archive/University Relations

KU will observe Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, with a joint retreat ceremony at 4 p.m. at the flagpole in front of Strong Hall.

An address by a former Vietnam prisoner of war will follow in the Kansas Union’s Woodruff Auditorium, and 24-hour vigils at the World War II Memorial Campanile and KU’s Vietnam Memorial will begin at 6 p.m.

Cadets and midshipmen from KU’s ROTC units for the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force will participate in the events. Chancellor Robert Hemenway will be present for the joint retreat ceremony at Strong Hall.

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Barry Bridger will speak at the tribute to veterans at 4:30 in Woodruff Auditorium.

Bridger and his co-pilot were flying over North Vietnam on Jan. 23, 1967, when their F-4 Phantom jet was shot down by enemy fire. He was listed as missing in action until 1970, when Vietnamese officials acknowledged that he was a captive at a prison camp known as the Hanoi Hilton. He was released March 4, 1973.

The ceremony at Woodruff Auditorium is free and open to the public.

The candlelight vigils at the two memorials will continue through 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. KU ROTC cadets will take turns standing guard while holding lighted candles.


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