Sage to Pay Tribute to our Nation’s Veterans on November 11

November 5, 2013 at 11:27 am

TROY, NY - The Sage Colleges will salute the military men and women who have served our country with three Veterans Day events on the Russell Sage campus on Monday, November 11, 2013.

The “Reading of the Names” will take place at 10 a.m. in Buchman Pavilion. The ceremony will individually honor those service people who have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Staff and students from the Sage Colleges will participate in the reading.

At 6 p.m. in the Shea Learning Center, author James D. Redwood will host a talk and read excerpts from his book “Love beneath the Napalm.” The book is a collection of short stories about Vietnam. It spans the imperial and French colonial period, the U.S. engagement in Southeast Asia and the aftermath of the conflict. Redwood, who went to Saigon, South Vietnam in 1972 to teach English, began publishing short stories based on his experiences in Vietnam in 1993. He is currently a professor at Albany Law School.

The last observance, the third annual Commemorative Flag Dedication Ceremony, will be held at 8 p.m. in Bush Memorial Center. One hundred and twenty more flags have been added to the collection, which now includes more than 400 flags, created by members of the local community to remember those who served or are serving in the Armed Forces.

Media contact:
Deanna Cohen
Director of External Relations
Office of Communications & PR
The Sage Colleges
(518) 244-4593 (o)
(518) 598-4927 (c)
cohend2@sage.edu