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10/06/2004
Hudson Valley to Host Lecture on the Draft

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, October 6, 2004

WHO: General Rosetta Y. Burke, state director of the Selective Service System in New York, and John Howe, military historian.
WHAT: "The History of the Selective Service and its Relevance in Today's Turbulent World" will be the title of a discussion by Howe and Burke. They will provide a historical overview of the United States military and its state of preparedness to meet crisis situations.
WHEN:

11 a.m., Thursday, October 7

WHERE:

Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy

DETAILS:

The continuing crisis in Iraq and other countries, the war on terrorism, and the need for security within this country necessitate the following question: is our military sufficient to protect us? Burke has served as the state director of the Selective Service System since 1997; Howe is a veteran of the Vietnam War and a leading historian on the 369th Infantry.

Admission to the lecture, which is part of Hudson Valley's "Voices: A Library Lecture Series" is free.