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Veterans Day Ceremony Honors Camp Upton

On a sunny November day, community members of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and honored guests gathered at the flagpole in front of the Brookhaven Center to honor veterans during the Lab’s annual Veterans Day ceremony.  This year, the ceremony highlighted the 100th anniversary of Camp Upton, the former U. S. Army camp that is now the site of Brookhaven National Laboratory.

The ceremony included honored guest Major General William Terpeluk, the last commanding officer of the 77th Division. Three WWII Veterans from Stony Brook Veterans Home, two Dough Boy re-enactors, and representatives from all branches of the United States military also attended the ceremony, as well as members of the Brookhaven Veterans Association and the Laboratory Protection Division. During the ceremony, a memorial wreath was placed by Lab Director Doon Gibbs, DOE Brookhaven Site Manager Frank Crescenzo, and Major General Terpeluk.  Military personnel conducted a special flag-folding ceremony before presenting the American flag to Major General Terpeluk.

Before the ceremony concluded, a new plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of Camp Upton was unveiled by Deputy Director for Operations Jack Anderson and Deputy Director for Science and Technology Robert Tribble, together with Major General Terpeluk.

2017 Veterans Day Ceremony Honors Camp Upton

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