Advocates for Tufts ROTC host Veterans Day celebration

11/11/14 – Medford/Somerville, MA – Members of several branches of the military held a flag-passing ceremony in honor of Veterans Day. Evan Sayles / The Tufts Daily

Tufts celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony yesterday, beginning at 11 a.m. with Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets and midshipmen passing the American flag up the Memorial Steps. The flag was then presented to Gregory Arabian (LA ’54) to recognize his service both in the United States Air Force and also for the Advocates for Tufts ROTC, who sponsored the event. 

After the flag ceremony, the procession moved to the Coolidge Room in Ballou Hall for a talk, hosted by Benjamin Sands (E ’54), who served in the United States Marine Corps, and Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser, followed by a lunch.

Tufts ROTC students from a range of classes and majors attended the event, but it was open to all members of the community.