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2013 Veterans Day ceremony

Mem­bers of the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity observed Vet­erans Day at the Vet­erans Memo­rial at the Neal Finnegan Plaza, where ROTC cadets laid wreaths com­mem­o­rating alumni who lost their lives in con­flict. The event fea­tured speeches from Colonel Richard F. Johnson, Com­mander of the 26th Maneuver Enhance­ment Brigade in the Mass­a­chu­setts Army National Guard; Neal Finnegan, BA’61, H’98, Chairman Emer­itus of the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Board of Trustees; Stu­dent Vet­erans Orga­ni­za­tion Pres­i­dent Adam Beatty; and Army LTC Blaise Gal­lahue, Chair and Pro­fessor of Mil­i­tary Sci­ence. The names of fallen North­eastern Uni­ver­sity alumni William Thomas Cloney III, U.S. Army and Class of 1969, and Ben­jamin William Fuller, U.S. Army and Class of 1914, were added to the Vet­erans Memo­rial wall.

Photos by Brooks Canaday

  • Barbara Killough, granddaughter of U.S. Army veteran and 1914 alumni Benjamin William Fuller, receives a memorial plaque in Fuller's honor. Fuller was one of two alumni veterans whose names were added to the Veterans Memorial wall.

  • Dress hats from different branches of the Armed Forces rest on top of a coat rack prior to a Veterans Day candlelight vigil in the Raytheon Amphitheater.

  • Members of the Northeastern University veterans community lit candles in honor of those who lost their lives in past conflicts during a candlelight vigil in the Raytheon Amphitheater.

  • Fall leaves surround the Northeastern University Veterans Memorial before the ceremony.

  • A standing crowd filled the Neal F. Finnegan Plaza.

  • A Northeastern University ROTC cadet stands at attention at the Veterans Memorial.

  • The 26th Infantry Division Band performs before the ceremony.

  • Liberty Battalion ROTC cadets stand at attention during the ceremony.

  • Colonel Richard F. Johnson, Commander of the 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, speaks at the ceremony.

  • From left, Army LTC Blaise Gallahue, chair and professor of military science, Student Veterans Organization President Adam Beatty, Colonel Richard F. Johnson, Commander of the 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, and Neal Finnegan, BA'61, H'98, Chairman Emeritus of the Northeastern University Board of Trustees, at the ceremony.

  • From left, Cadet Cpl. Virginia Thomas and Cadet Sgt. John Arnott, both third-year students, stand at attention after placing a wreath honoring alumni veterans who lost their lives during World War I on the Veterans Memorial Wall.

  • From left, Cadet Cpl. Jessica Johnson, a third-year student, and Cadet Cpl. MacKenzie Ung, a fourth-year student, salute after placing a wreath honoring alumni veterans who lost their lives during the Korean Conflict on the Veterans Memorial Wall.

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