Memo­rial Cer­e­mony Honors Alumni and Stu­dents Per­ished During Wartime Service

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will hold a Vet­erans Day Cer­e­mony this weekend to remember the nearly 300 alumni and stu­dents of the insti­tu­tion who died in ser­vice to their country during wartime. Mem­bers, friends and family of the North­eastern com­mu­nity are invited to attend the spe­cial event hon­oring our fallen heroes. The event will take place at the university’s Vet­erans Memo­rial site, a black granite mon­u­ment fea­turing the names, on dog-​​tag-​​like metal plaques, of North­eastern alumni and stu­dents who died in uni­form, from World War I through the cur­rent Iraq War.

As part of the event, North­eastern will lay wreaths to reflect on five mil­i­tary con­flicts in our country’s recent his­tory, including WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Oper­a­tion Iraqi Freedom.

This year’s cer­e­mony will pay spe­cial tribute to SSG Robert Pirelli, a 2001 grad­uate of the Col­lege of Crim­inal Jus­tice, who lost his life in battle during his Iraq deploy­ment this summer. His name will be added to the ones on the Vet­erans Memorial.

The cer­e­mony will take place on Sat­urday, November 10th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at 120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Imme­di­ately fol­lowing the event, vet­erans and alumni are invited as North­eastern University’s guests for Husky foot­ball at Parson’s Field as North­eastern takes on Hof­stra Uni­ver­sity. Kickoff is sched­uled for 12:00 p.m. Half­time cer­e­monies will fea­ture a spe­cial tribute to our veterans.

For more infor­ma­tion about the event, please con­tact Renata Nyul at 617–373-7424 or at r.​nyul@​neu.​edu.

About North­eastern

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.