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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

NIH Veterans Day Celebration, Nov. 7

The NIH community is invited to join our military and Public Health Service colleagues to celebrate Veterans Day and to recognize their service and continued contributions to the nation. This year’s celebration will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Natcher Auditorium from 10 to 11 a.m. The event will include a military band, remembrance table ceremony, exhibits from veteran-oriented companies and uniformed services organizations and more. NIH veterans and families of veterans are especially encouraged to attend.

This year’s keynote speaker is retired U.S. Navy Capt. Pius Aiyelawo, who currently serves as chief operating officer of the Clinical Center. Welcoming remarks will be delivered by retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Cathy Troutman, currently serving as management analyst at NHLBI. Additionally, a veterans recognition address will be delivered by NIH principal deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak.

Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Jayne Lura-Brown at or (301) 594-5342 and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). To find out more about how veterans contribute every day to the NIH mission, visit

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