UCSC veterans group hosts special event

Poster of women in support of military

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices."

— President Harry S. Truman

On the eve of Veterans Day, UC Santa Cruz will host a special event this Wednesday featuring local World War II veteran Charlton "Charlie" Scarborough and her daughter, Judy. The pair will share experiences from their recent Honor Flight journey in Washington, D.C.

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created to honor America's veterans for their sacrifices. The organization transports veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials and document the veterans' reflections.

The UCSC event — sponsored by UCSC's STARS (Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students) and Veterans Resource Center — will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in room 202 of Humanities Building I. For parking, follow the "Honoring Veterans" signs. Refreshments will be served from 5 to 5:30.

The purpose of this event is to "honor all veterans, with particular focus on the contributions and legacies of the women who served in World War II," says UCSC student Erica Ronquillo, president of the campus's student veterans group.

For disability related needs or accommodations, please contact Marti Stanton by phone at (831) 459-3981 or via email at mstanton@ucsc.edu.