Veterans Day 2023
Scheduled activities include:
Friday, Nov. 10 - Veterans Coffee Convo
11 a.m. to noon
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
Ruth Wattis Mitchell Earth Sciences Building Patio
397 Panama Mall, Stanford
Please join us in celebrating and honoring our veteran community at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (SDSS) for Veterans Day. Featured speakers are Shane Hale, program manager from the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) who will talk about the veterans at Stanford, and Chuck Litchfield, senior associate dean and chief operating officer, who will share some of the history of the veteran population on campus. We will have a book raffle, pastries, other baked good, coffee, and tea. The public is welcome; please register here.
Friday, Nov. 10 - Wreaths at Memorial Court and Memorial Auditorium, Stanford
The Office of the President places floral wreaths and a letter at both Memorial Court and Memorial Auditorium as symbols of our gratitude and respect for the services and sacrifice of Stanford’s veterans. Memorial Auditorium will be open for viewing memorial plaques, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11 - Palo Alto-Stanford Veterans Day Celebration
11 a.m. to noon
Palo Alto Veterans Hospital
Edward Stallings Auditorium
3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto
This year, on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System hosts the second joint community event recognizing our nation's veterans. Stanford President Richard Saller and Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou will speak. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Master of Ceremonies: Hayden Shelden, Stanford '26, human biology major, U.S. Marine Corps veteran
Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou
Stanford University President Richard Saller
Keynote Speaker: U.S. Army Colonel (ret.) Patty Wernet, president of California Military Officers Association of America
Presentation of quilt to Charles Scott, WWII veteran, U.S. Navy, by South Bay Blue Star Moms
Members of the Gunn High School Choir
Stanford University's Office of Military-Affiliated Communities, the City of Palo Alto, American Legion Palo Alto Post 375, Military Officers Association of America, Blue Star Moms of the South Bay and Gunn High School have joined the federal Veterans Administration in this annual event to recognize, as a community, the contributions of veterans and how they continue to make a difference in our communities today.
Nov. 11 - Stanford Veterans Day Reception
6 to 8 p.m.
Stanford Faculty Club
Stanford’s Office for Military-Affiliated Communities (OMAC) will host a Veterans Day reception at the Stanford Faculty Club to commemorate the service of Stanford community members. The event is open to Stanford students, fellows, alumni, faculty, and staff with military affiliations. Speaker: Joe Felter, founding member and center director of the Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation. MC: Joel Johnson, '22, MSCS '23, MBA candidate, and Marine Corps veteran.
Veterans Day 2022
The first joint efforts between Stanford, the City of Palo Alto and local military communities and schools to recognize veterans took place in 2022, with a series of events