RIT honors veterans and active members on campus with lunch

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Institute of Technology held its eleventh annual Veterans Day breakfast on Friday.

Hundreds of veterans, active military personnel, and ROTC cadets and families came to RIT’s campus to commemorate the people who have served.

ROTC leaders at RIT say the celebration is just as impactful for ROTC cadets as for the veterans themselves.

“I teach the army ROTC program here and we get an opportunity to bring the next generation in and expose them to the veterans who’ve come before them, said Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Jendry, professor of military science at RIT. “And it’s really awesome to see that interaction happen here on RIT’s campus.”

Two veterans at the event won awards for commitment to service in and out of the military.