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"Pride of Our Nation, Pride of Our College" Exhibit Honoring Veterans Opens Monday at Hudson Valley Community College
Dr. Nicholas J. Schlosser, Historian for United States Marine Corps University, is Keynote Speaker

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180,
Alice Malavasic (518) 629-7697,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

What: The fourth annual Pride of Our Nation, Pride of Our College exhibit, in memory and honor of veterans associated with Hudson Valley Community College, opens with a talk by Dr. Nicholas J. Schlosser, historian for the United States Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Schlosser’s talk, “The First to Fight: John James Callahan Jr. and the United States Marine Corps during the Great War,” focuses on the first US troops to do battle in World War I. The annual exhibit highlights veterans who are family members or ancestors of college faculty, staff or students.

Why: This exhibit, roughly spanning the time from Veterans Day to Pearl Harbor Day, provides an opportunity for the campus community and the public to pause and reflect on the heroism of veterans through stories told by those who knew them best.

Who: In addition to Dr. Schlosser, Alice Malavasic, American History professor at Hudson Valley and director of the exhibit; local veterans; and members of the colleges Armed Forces Club will be present.

Where: The keynote address takes place in the college’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. The exhibit is on display in the Marvin Library Learning Commons, Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium. A reception, immediately following the talk, takes place in the atrium.

When: The talk and official opening of the exhibit are Monday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. The exhibit runs through Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Details: The talk and reception are open to the public free of charge. The public also may visit the exhibit free of charge during library hours, Monday through Saturday. The exhibit includes military photographs, medals, artifacts, ephemera and personal items belonging to the families and to the veterans who served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces from the Civil War up to the present day conflicts in the Middle East. It was organized by Malavasic and the college’s Armed Forces Club. For more information about the exhibit or the keynote address, call (518) 629-7336.