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Stanford Salutes Its Veterans with Solemn and Festive Activities

Publication Date: 
November 11, 2010
Source: 
Stanford Report
Author: 
Kathleen J. Sullivan

Professor and former dean Kathleen wrote the following article which appeared in the November 2010 edition of the Stanford Report:

In 1900, Jane Stanford dedicated Memorial Court, an elegant courtyard of lawns and flowerbeds framed by walkways, to the memory of Stanford volunteers who fought in the Spanish-American War, including two students who were killed in action.

Today, the university will commemorate Veterans Day by placing a floral wreath in Memorial Court – and another at the entrance to Memorial Auditorium – as tributes to veterans, past and present, of the Stanford community.

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Stanford's veteran population includes undergraduates and graduate students, including students enrolled in the Law School, the Graduate School of Business and the School of Medicine.