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Veterans Day Celebration

Event Type
Ceremony/Service
Sponsor
Chez Veterans Center
Location
908 W. Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801
Date
Nov 11, 2022   11:00 am  
Speaker
Col (Retired) Deborah Olson Read
Cost
FREE
Registration
Registration
Contact
Ingrid Wheeler
E-Mail
ithorso2@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-5186
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2022 Veterans Day Event

5th Annual Veterans Day Celebration

 

Event Summary:

Please join us in honoring all the men and women who have served our country.

 

Featured speaker: Retired Colonel Deborah Olson Read

Retired Colonel Deborah Read has strong ties to the University of Illinois. Col. Read was a pioneer for women in the ROTC program, as one of the first women at the Illinois to take ROTC curriculum. Col Read graduated in 1973 from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and commissioned into the U.S. Army alongside her fellow classmates and cadets. During her 30 years of service, Col. Read was the first woman assigned to the 197th Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning and the first woman instructor at the U.S. Army Infantry School where she taught Military Intelligence. Col. Read served 30 years in the military, reaching rank of Colonel. Col. Read is a member of the Fighting Illini Army ROTC Hall of Fame (2014).

 

Date: November 11, 2022

Time: 11am - 1pm

Venue: Chez Veterans Center, 908 W Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801

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