Vets banners at California University of PennsylvaniaVets banners at California University of Pennsylvania

BANNER DISPLAY HONORS MILITARY VETERANS

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Posted on October 22, 2013

Military members stand in front of banner.

The campus-wide banners project was initiated by Cal U’s Office of Veterans Affairs as a way of honoring past and current service members who have ties to the University. 

Faculty, staff and students purchased the banners, sometimes with the support of a local business, to honor family members or friends.

Each all-weather banner includes a photo of the honoree, along with his or her hometown, branch of military service, era of service and other information.

The banners will be displayed throughout the Cal U campus during November, then stored for use in coming years. 

Community viewing

The public is invited to visit campus during November to view the banners, which recognize men and women who served in conflicts from World War II through Afghanistan, and in all branches of the military.

Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

Veterans Day dinner

The University also will honor past and current service members at the annual Veterans Day gathering, set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Convocation Center’s south conference wing.

Guest speaker is Lt. Gen. Claude “Mick” Kicklighter, a colleague of former Veterans Affairs directors Col. Arthur L. Bakewell and Charles B. Williamson.

At the dinner the Office of Veterans Affairs will be selling wine glasses at $7 each to benefit the Cal U Veterans Club and its Post-9/11 scholarship fund for student veterans.

The event is open to the Cal U community and to the public. Students, local veterans and special guests are admitted at no cost. For all other attendees, the cost of the dinner is $10. Registration and pre-payment is required by 3 p.m. today. To RSVP, please contact veterans@calu.edu or 724-938-4076.