The 8th Annual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride will take place on N.Y. State Route 38 and is to draw attention to the highway that was named to honor Vietnam Veterans. This ride is sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters #377, 480, and 704 and by Chapter 17 of the Blue Knights.
The 8th Annual Ride begins at the Owego Free Academy School on Sheldon Guile Blvd., in Owego, NY on Saturday July 9, 2016.
The 100 mile ride kicks off at 11am from Owego and then will stop in Groton, NY for gas and food, before it continues on to the American Legion in Hannibal, NY, where there will once again be food and entertainment.
The ride is free and is open to the public. Please register on the day of the ride.
The celebration also recognized Rick Roper, training program manager for Facilities Management. He received the Steve Wright Bridge Award for demonstrating significant, ongoing commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion through his coordination of the university-wide Veterans Colleague Network Group and his roles in the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans, the Women Veterans Roundtable: Military Boots to Civilian Shoes, the annual Staff Development Day and the 2014 Cornell Veterans Day. He has also presented to the university’s diversity council leads on ways to include veterans in the Towards New Destinations initiative and participated in other veteran-related events and actions. He is committed to fostering a safe climate and environment at Cornell for all veterans and their families not just in IPP but across Cornell and locally.
Cornell Veterans Reception at Reunion
The Cornell Veterans Colleague Network Group (VCNG) and Cornell University Alumni Affairs & Development invite all faculty and staff veterans and returning alumni that are veterans for a reception and family-friendly walking tour of the various war memorials across campus and a special photography exhibition “Innocent Souls: Vietnam 1968” by fellow alum Glenn Hoover, ’66 and ’68.
We will begin with a short presentation of the various Cornell initiatives and partnerships that support veterans such as the Cornell Undergraduate Veterans Association; National Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Partnership; Team Red, White, and Blue; and the many accomplishments of the VCNG. The walking tour will depart from the Willard Straight Hall Art Gallery at approximately 4:00 pm. Those who do not wish to join the walk are welcome to stay in the Art Gallery for the reception. All ages are welcome. Registration for this event is not required.
Event Name: Veterans’ Presentation and Tour:
Military History and War Memorials
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Art Gallery, Willard Straight Hall