Princeton Today: Honoring Veterans

flagsveteransCommunities across the country will honor people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces for Veterans Day today. The federal holiday coincides with other holidays honoring military personnel in other parts of the world, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. The United States also originally observed Armistice Day, which evolved into the current Veterans Day holiday in 1954. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919.

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations,” Wilson said in the proclamation.

Princeton residents will honor veterans at a ceremony this morning hosted by The Spirit of Princeton. The ceremony will feature active and retired military personnel, and a color guard and rifle salute. The event will be held at  11 a.m. at the All Wars Monument at the intersection of Mercer and Nassau streets. The public is welcome to attend.

A Veterans Day observance also will be held at Princeton University at 8:30 a.m. in the Princeton University Chapel. Capt. Philip Roos, of the U.S. Navy, will speak. The program also will include an invocation, the presentation of the colors, the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful”, a viola solo, taps, and a benediction.

In West Windsor, a ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the All Wars Memorial at the intersection of Post and Clarksville roads. A ceremony at Dutch Neck monument followed by ceremonies at town hall conducted by the West Windsor officials, American Legion Post 76, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars 925. Police Honor Guard. Refreshments will be served.


Partially sunny, high of 66.


Today is a federal holiday. All banks and government buildings are closed. The Princeton Public Library is open.

China’s Integration into International Law Regimes – Tao Jing, a postdoctoral fellow with the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, will speak on “Sovereignty Costs and Selective Delegation: China’s Approach to Legalized Dispute Resolution in International Treaties” at 4:30 Robertson Hall, Room 002, at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Free.

The Merging of the Body and the Machine –  Hugh Herr, director of the Media Lab’s Biomechatronics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at 6 p.m. in McCosh Hall, Room 50 at Princeton University. Herr will describe “Human 2.0,” an era where technology will merge with our bodies and our minds, and discuss new research initiatives capable of addressing a plethora of conditions currently at clinical impasses. Herr, a double amputee himself, is responsible for breakthrough advances in bionic limbs that provide greater mobility and new hope to those with physical disabilities. The event is part of Princeton’s 2014-15 public lecture series.

Holiday Gadgets 2014: Getting Into Body Tech and Smart Devices – The Princeton Macintosh Users’ Group welcomes Douglas Dixon for his annual holiday gadgets review. The meeting will explore the developing possibilities of embedded devices — including both personal wearable accessories from glasses and watches to health monitors, and smart devices in the home from appliances to security. The group will also look at other fun accessories for mobile lifestyles, including sharing audio and video and photos in the home and on the go, wireless storage, and portable power. 7:30 p.m. Princeton Theological Seminary, Stuart Hall, Room 6, (Alexander St), Princeton.


Reminder that the Dinky train is not in operation this week while final work is being done on the new station. Buses are running between Princeton and Princeton Junction this week. For schedules visit the Tiger PaWW online timetable and the NJ Transit timetable.

An Elizabethtown Gas maintenance project along Hopewell-Pennington Road (Rt 654) and  Marshalls Corner (Rt 612) in Hopewell begins today. Work hours will be between 9 am and 3:30 p.m. Traffic will need to be alternated during parts of this maintenance work. Motorists should expect minor delays. This project is expected to last one month.

There has been a schedule change for the reconstruction and realignment of County Route 518 between Canal Road and Carroll Place. The road closing from Nov. 10 to Dec. 21 has been delayed. Revised dates will be posted when the new schedule has been set.