On May 12, James E. Baker '78 gave a speech at the dedication of the BB&N Veterans Memorial. Here is an excerpt from his speech:
Thank you Carly Newell. Thank you Captain Philippi. Thank you, BB&N. Most of all, thank you veterans in the audience, for honoring military service with your presence today and more importantly for what you have done to give meaning to the beautiful memorial we share in dedicating.