Students and Alumni Honor Veterans at Color Guard Ceremony and New York City Parade

Students and Alumni Honor Veterans at Color Guard Ceremony and New York City Parade

Students and Alumni Honor Veterans at Color Guard Ceremony and New York City Parade

November 14, 2011

Columbia University students and veterans participate in Veterans Day Parade.
Columbia University students and veterans participate in Veterans Day Parade.

Columbia University students, alumni and veterans honored the service of U.S. military veterans at an on-campus color guard ceremony and at the New York City Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2011. The color guard ceremony was conducted by Columbia’s ROTC members, and the parade was sponsored by the School of General Studies for the third year in a row. 

This year, parade participants included student and alumni veterans from a number of Columbia's colleges and schools: the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia Business School, Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of General Studies, the School of International and Public Affairs, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work.  In addition to students and alumni who rode on the Columbia float, a large number of GS student and alumni veterans supported the parade as VIP escorts and parade security.

Veterans Day Coverage

"GS Veterans Day Float Bridges Generations", Columbia Spectator

"Google Engineer: What I Learned in the War",
Fortune, Author: Dan Cross '07GS

For more information about GS veterans or GS's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit http://www.gs.columbia.edu/veterans.