University of California, San Diego


November 1, 2006

ALL AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)

SUBJECT:    UCSD Veterans Association Annual Recognition Ceremony

I am pleased to announce the Seventh 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 8, 2006 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.

While this year's ceremony will specifically honor veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, we will also acknowledge our military men and women wherever they serve around the world. Honored guests include keynote speaker Gunnery Sergeant Juan Francisco Gomez, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division; and the 2006 UCSD Veteran of the Year, Robert Beiner.

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 may 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 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