Posted on Nov 12, 2010

The College’s veterans and members of the Armed Forces were honored during a special Veterans Day ceremony Thursday, Nov. 11.

During the ceremony in Memorial Chapel, Frank Taormina ’50 told the story of “Taps,” the bugle call composed by Daniel Butterfield, Class of 1849, who rose to the rank of major general in the Union Army. Butterfield composed the haunting call while in camp at Harrison's Landing, Va., in 1862.

Rachel Finkelstein ’12 played the bugle call during the ceremony, the first formal Veterans Day observance on campus in recent memory.

The Dutch Pipers and the Schenectady Pipe Band also performed.

To view a clip from WNYT, NBC 13, click here.