University of California, San Diego


November 7, 2005

ALL AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)

SUBJECT:    UCSD Veterans Association Annual Recognition Ceremony

I am pleased to announce and encourage faculty, staff and students to participate in the sixth annual UCSD Veterans Association Recognition Ceremony as it honors veterans and the men and women in our armed forces. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in UCSD's Natural Sciences Building, first floor conference room, and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony. Please join the Veterans Association at UCSD for this very special event.

Observing the 30th anniversary of the end to the Vietnam War, this year's ceremony will specifically honor Vietnam veterans. Honored guests include keynote speaker Al Pavich, President and CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego; Captain William Wildrick (USN ret.), the Navy's last active-duty SEAL platoon officer who served in Vietnam; and Nick Aguilar, UCSD Veteran of the Year.

To support the Veterans Association Recognition Ceremony, I am approving one hour of administrative leave with pay so that employees may attend the event. Therefore, supervisors are encouraged to grant employees one hour of administrative leave to attend the ceremony when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required duties.

Inquiries regarding the event may be directed to: Karen Roberts Gardner, Chair of the Veterans Association at UCSD, at (858) 534-5784 or mailto: krgardner@ucsd.edu.

I hope that each of you can join us as we remember the contributions of all veterans, and to acknowledge the veterans who are members of the UCSD community.

Marye Anne Fox