Veterans Day 2020: Syracuse University Honoring and Celebrating American Military Veterans


Syracuse, N.Y. – In recognition of Veterans Day, Syracuse University will host a series of virtual events in support of the U.S. military veteran and military-connected community. Most events do require advanced registration to attend. Here’s the rundown of campus community events:

Tuesday, Nov. 10:

  • 5:30 p.m.: Virtual Veterans Day Commemoration, hosted by the College of Law
    On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Syracuse University College of Law and members of the greater Syracuse legal community will gather to honor those who have served in and out of uniform during the College of Law’s third annual Veterans Day Celebration.

Wednesday, Nov. 11:

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Syracuse University community and members of the greater Syracuse area will gather virtually to honor the service of all U.S. military veterans during the University’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. This year’s event, beginning at 11 a.m. ET, will be the tenth annual Veterans Day Ceremony held at the University.

  • 7 – 8:30 p.m.: Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group Shares Their Stories
    A Fall 2020 webinar series sponsored by the Moral Injury Project of Hendricks Chapel will focus on veterans, student veterans, and military personnel “finding true north” in the midst of transitional times. The second program, “Finding True North through Writing: Veterans Sharing Their Stories on Veteran’s Day” will take place on Nov. 11 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Thursday, Nov. 12:

  • 4 p.m.: Veteran’s Writing Award Reading and Book Talk
    Syracuse University Libraries, Syracuse University Press and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) will host a virtual Veteran’s Writing Award Reading and Book Talk on Nov. 12, 2020 from 4 to 5 p.m., featuring 2019 award winner Dewaine Farria, author of “Revolutions of All Colors.”

Tuesday, Nov. 17:

10 a.m.: SU to receive top award from The American Legion
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m., The American Legion will present its Patriot Award to J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation and IVMF founder, and the IVMF. The award is given to recognize great deeds and exemplary acts of service.

The University is home to the new National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello building -Jackson photo