Campus to Host Nov. 8 Veterans
From Dateline (October 23, 2003)
In a salute to veterans past and present, Cal State
Fullerton will join with Latino Advocates for Education Nov. 8 to
host the 7th annual Veterans Day Celebration: A Tribute to Mexican-American
POWs and Iraq War Veterans.
The 10 a.m. event in the Titan Student Union will
recognize veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo and
Iraq. Military memorabilia will be on display in and around the
Titan Pavilion, where the program will be held.
“It is fitting and just that we honor
and recognize Latino POWs who endured incredible cruelty and dehumanizing
treatment at the hands of America’s enemies,” said Frederick
P. Aguirre, president of Latino Advocates for Education and an Orange
County superior court judge. “All POWs and Iraq war veterans,
regardless of ethnicity, are welcome to attend and be honored.”
Family members of deceased veterans are among those
scheduled to attend the celebration, which is open to the public
free of charge.
A Cal State Fullerton ROTC color guard will participate.
CSUF graduates who preceded them in the university’s ROTC
program and currently are serving in Iraq include: Eric Coger (B.A.
political science ’01), Ryan Gutzwiler (B.A. American studies
’02) and Andrew Stone (B.A. criminal justice ’01).
Veterans, family members and friends are invited
to call 225-2499 to share names of veterans and contact information
for them to be included among those recognized at the event.
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