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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.

11 a.m., Thursday, October 7


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


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.