Cal State L.A. veterans hold Veterans Day Ceremony, launch postcard campaign for troops

Veterans at Cal State L.A.

University veterans participate in Color Guard detail on Nov. 12

What:  The Cal State L.A. Veterans Resource Center will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 12 and oversee a weeklong postcard writing campaign, called “Operation Gratitude,” beginning on Nov. 10.

Who:  The entire Cal State L.A. community is invited to write messages of appreciation on postcards that will be sent to U.S. troops deployed overseas and recovering in military hospitals as part of Operation Gratitude. A Color Guard will present colors on Nov. 12 in a campus ceremony. Veterans Day is Nov. 11, but the University is closed that day.

When:   Ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 12, noon to 1 p.m. 

More:   The Veterans Day Ceremony will also feature a keynote address by Lorie Judson, director of the Cal State L.A. School of Nursing and a retired Army lieutenant colonel. A veteran will also sing the national anthem and another student veteran will talk about her experience serving in the military. Students, faculty or staff wishing to fill out an Operation Gratitude postcard can do so at the Veterans Resource Center.

Where: The ceremony will take place on the campus walkway near the Library South building. The Veterans Resource Center is located in rooms 112 and 113 in the Physical Sciences building. The University is at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 Freeways. For a campus map and directions, click here.

Contact:  Marco Urias: 323-343-5080.

(Photo: Veterans during a Memorial Day celebration at the Cal State L.A. campus.)


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