Media Advisory: UB to Commemorate 211th Birthday of Millard Fillmore

Release Date: January 6, 2011 This content is archived.


The University at Buffalo will uphold a longstanding winter tradition as it celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB's first chancellor and the 13th president of the United States, at a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Fillmore's gravesite in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The outdoor ceremony marking the 211th anniversary of Fillmore's birth on Jan. 7, 1800, is hosted by UB, the Forest Lawn Group and the Buffalo Club. It is free and open to the public.

The commemoration address will be delivered by UB President John B. Simpson. Wreaths will be presented by Col. Jim S. McCready, vice wing commander of the 107th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard, representing the White House; officials from UB, the Forest Lawn Group and the Buffalo Club also will present wreaths.

The invocation will be presented by The Rev. Joel Miller, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo. The UB Police Color Guard will present the flags, and West Richter, a UB student and member of the UB Marching Band, will play taps.

A reception with refreshments will immediately follow in the Forest Lawn Chapel.

Media arrangements: Charles Anzalone onsite at 440-8824.

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