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Clarkson University to Host Military Appreciation Day, Sept. 10

Clarkson University will host Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, in its Student Center, continuing its long-running commitment to veterans.

Veterans color guard at a past Clarkson University Military Appreciation Day.All veterans and the general public are welcome to attend this free event.

Military Appreciation Day is cosponsored by Clarkson University and the North Country Veterans Association with generous support from Mort Backus and Sons.

A keynote address will be delivered at 10:30 Retired Army Colonel Gary A. Rosenberg, former garrison commander of Fort Drum.

The event will also include a wellness fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; a welcome and veterans recognition ceremony at 10 a.m.; an entrepreneurship and business building networking session, featuring Clarkson's Reh Center for Entrepreneurship and Shipley Center for Innovation from 11 a.m. to noon; and a Syracuse VA Medical Center Virtual VA Clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There are more than 47,000 veterans living in the North Country in Lewis, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton counties.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University will host Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, in its Student Center. Above, the veterans color guard at a past Appreciation Day.

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