November 8, 2012

UW commemorates Veterans Day with ceremony, first-time award for alumni veteran

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Herbert Bridge

Herbert Bridge

The University of Washington will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, near the Medal of Honor Memorial at the foot of Memorial Way.

The ceremony will include the first presentation of the UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award to Herbert Bridge, retired rear admiral and veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Persian Gulf.  Bridge is also a well-known local businessman, civic leader and philanthropist.

Featured speaker will be Bob Stacey, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. His son, Will Stacey, a sergeant in the Marines, died in Afghanistan Jan. 31, the victim of an improvised explosive device.

The Husky Band will perform at the event and UW President Michael Young will speak.  A wreath will be laid at the Medal of Honor Memorial.