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FDU Veterans Day Commemoration

As Veteran’s Day 2013 approaches, we invite you to join us in paying tribute to those who have answered the call and served our nation honorably. We will be marking the day with a small ceremony and light continental breakfast at the nation's flag in University Circle on our Metropolitan Campus. Following the ceremony, a University contingent of students, faculty, staff and alumni will board busses and head into New York City to march in the Veterans Day Parade. We welcome your attendance at the ceremony, the parade, or both. If you will already be in New York City you can join us there: See assembly point information below.

See photos from Veterans Day 2012

See photos from Veterans Day 2011

See video from Veterans Day 2010

November 11, 2013 Working Itinerary (Rain or Shine):

9:00 am           Light Breakfast

9:15 am          Veterans Day Briefing 

9:30 am         Memorial Ceremony at Metro Campus

10:30 am         Board Buses

10:45 am         Depart Metro Campus

11:45 am         Assemble at 28th Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway

1:00 pm           Step Off; Parade route is up 5th Avenue to 56th Street

3:00 pm           Finish parade route

3:15 pm           Meet transportation

3:45 pm           Depart NYC

4:45 pm           Arrive back at Metro Campus

Will you join us?

Alumni, Faculty and Staff RSVP: and include:Students and Student Organizations RSVP: and include:
  • Events Attending
  • Campus
  • Position (faculty, staff, alumni)
  • # of guests
  • Veteran status
  • Cell phone number
  • Events Attending
  • Campus
  • Student organization represented if any
  • # of guests
  • Veteran status
  • Cell phone number


A Tradition of Veterans Education

Over the past few years, Fairleigh Dickinson University has reaffirmed itself as a leader in the field of veterans’ education. This tradition dates back to the school's founding. In recent years, we have been named an educational partner of the New Jersey National Guard (2003).  Our Center for Psychological Services has been a provider of mental health services to veterans since 1983 through a contract with the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. In 2009, FDU renewed its commitment by establishing a Veterans Initiative and becoming one of twenty institutions nationally, and one of only two private institutions, to receive a grant from Wal-Mart and the American Council on Education (ACE) to further enhance our programs and services for veterans. These events have culminated in FDU's recognition as a “Military Friendly Institution” by G.I. Jobs magazine for the third straight year and a large increase in our student veteran population.  Please visit our veterans web page at: to learn more about the University’s efforts in this area.