Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 7

Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 7
From left, Brigadier General Richard Pierce, Cal Poly Pomona President Bob Suzuki, Patrick King and Monica Fry
salute the flag at last year's on-campus Veterans Day ceremony.

ROTC cadet Juan Hernandez salutes the flag during last year's Veterans Day ceremony.

Master Sergeant Rodolfo Blain, an ROTC senior military science instructor at Claremont McKenna College, will provide the keynote address during Cal Poly Pomona?s Veterans Day observance ceremony at noon on Nov. 7 in the University Quad.

Blain, who first joined the United States Army in 1982, served at Fort Sill, Okla., Fort Riley, Kan., and Fort Hood, Texas, as well as in Germany and Korea.

Along with Blain, several other faculty and staff service veterans are scheduled to speak during the campus ceremony.

William F. (Bill) Girouard, an Industrial & Manufacturing Engineer professor who served in the Marine Corps for 12 years, will act as master of ceremonies. Girouard served as a captain in World War II and a major during the Korean War. He is the winner of this year?s George P. Hart Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership.