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Chez Veterans Center's Annual Veterans Day Celebration Event

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Chez Veterans Center
Illini Union, Illini Rooms B and C
Nov 10, 2023   11:00 am - 1:00 pm  
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Featured Speaker: Samuel K. Skinner

We are honored to introduce our distinguished keynote speaker, Mr. Samuel K. Skinner, whose illustrious career spans both the public and private sectors. A proud alumnus of the University of Illinois, 1960 Army ROTC graduate and Veteran of the US Army and Illinois Army National Guard, Mr. Skinner's contributions to our nation's governance are truly exceptional. Notably, his impressive journey includes serving as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff during President George H.W. Bush's administration.

What sets Mr. Skinner apart is his multifaceted experience, which includes working closely with the United States Coast Guard during his tenure as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. His collaboration with the Coast Guard underscores his dedication to enhancing transportation safety and security, showcasing his commitment to safeguarding our nation's interests on multiple fronts. Join us in welcoming Mr. Skinner as he shares insights from his remarkable career and invaluable during our upcoming event.




Event Summary: 

We extend a heartfelt invitation to you to join us in a heartfelt tribute to the courageous individuals who have selflessly dedicated themselves to our nation. In the company of fellow students, staff, and community members with military connections, we will unite in honoring the true heroes of our country.

In partnership with the University of Illinois ROTC, we have orchestrated a special gathering featuring a distinguished guest speaker who will pay homage to the sacrifices and unwavering commitment of our military service members, as we commemorate Veterans Day.

We are honored to announce Mr. Samuel K. Skinner as our esteemed keynote speaker, who will impart invaluable insights drawn from his remarkable career. Please join us in extending a warm and enthusiastic welcome to Mr. Skinner, as we eagerly look forward to his significant contributions at our upcoming event.

Additionally, please note that boxed lunches will be available for a limited time, allowing you to enjoy a delicious meal while attending this memorable occasion.

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