In honor of Veterans Day, Professor Emeritus Dave Manuwal will be giving a special presentation in the Forest Club Room on Thursday, November 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.: “Honoring Ornithologists and Other Wildlife Professionals Who Served in the Military: 1914-2014.”
Manuwal began working on this project several years ago, combing through more than 2,000 obituaries and talking to veterans in person and by email. The resulting collection a powerful tribute to those who have served in the military and made or are making contributions to ornithology, mammalogy and wildlife conservation. These individuals represent academia, governmental agencies, private companies and nonprofits; many made major sacrifices, and some committed acts of extraordinary valor.
The PowerPoint presentation includes about 165 people and last 35 minutes. Each slide includes the person’s name, affiliation, branch of military, a short description of their service and a photo, and all played to a musical background.
After the presentation, we’ll have a casual reception with light refreshments. Hope you can join us!