Student Veterans of America and Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students will present a Memorial Day event from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the Stevenson Event Center.
A memorial address will be given by retired U.S. Navy Captain Gordon R. Nakagawa, a Vietnam veteran and POW.
UCSC veteran students, staff, faculty, and affiliates are invited, as are non-veterans.
Also expected to attend are:
- Community veteran groups and resources
- Junior college veteran students from Cabrillo College, San Jose City College, and Monterey Peninsula College
- Invited guests
- Ceremonial detail
The event will include:
- Color Guard
- Singing of the national anthem
- Invocation by Lieutenant Commander Statler, chaplain, Naval Postgraduate School
- Introductory speaker Colonel Bucky Peterson (chairman of Troops to College)
- Food service
- Memorial address
- Dedication of an American flag to the campus
- Choir performance
- Benediction by Lieutenant Commander Statler
For information, contact Daniel Wilson, veterans student support coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 459-4063.
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