WHEN: Friday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.
WHERE: University Crossing student center, 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell. Contact UMass Lowell media relations for directions and parking information.
WHAT: UMass Lowell student-veterans and veterans from the community will be honored at the university’s annual flag ceremony.
Free and open to the public, the event will feature recognition of this year’s inductees into the UMass Lowell Military Alumni Veterans Hall of Fame, including:
- A U.S. Army veteran and 2015 UMass Lowell graduate from Andover who as a social worker in Lawrence is helping children and families recover from the recent Merrimack Valley gas explosions;
- A former U.S. Army Green Beret from Methuen and aide to U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas who also graduated from UMass Lowell in 2015 and now works for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, as that country builds its infrastructure;
- A U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent in charge from Virginia who is an FBI National Academy alumnus, Coast Guard veteran and 1996 UMass Lowell graduate.
The event will feature remarks by Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and the president of UMass Lowell’s Student Veterans’ Organization, along with the unfurling of an American flag measuring 36 feet by 20 feet, a presentation of the colors by UMass Lowell Air Force ROTC Detachment No. 345 and a performance by the UMass Lowell Marching Band. More than 1,000 student-veterans attend UMass Lowell on campus and online.