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ORAU to Commemorate Veterans Day with a Tribute to Our Nation’s Heroes

Nov. 5, 2007

WHAT: ORAU’s Diversity Council will sponsor "Recognizing Our Veterans" to commemorate Veterans Day

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Pollard Technology Conference Center Auditorium, 210 Badger Ave., Oak Ridge


SPONSOR: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

ORAU will salute our nation’s veterans during a one-hour program at the Pollard Technology Conference Center Auditorium to commemorate Veterans Day.

The program will feature appearances by the Anderson County High School Color Guard and a soloist from the Oak Ridge High School choir, as well as a panel discussion about military life from World War II to today. The panel will include veterans who served in World War II, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The event is free, open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

ORAU is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 98 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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