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BANNERS AND EVENTS HONOR VETERANS

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Posted on October 29, 2014

3 veterans stand and look at flagpole. In November, a series of events honor service members and veterans.

Nov. 1-30 — Banners displayed on the Cal U campus honor military veterans for their service. The Veterans Banner Project invites community members to purchase banners honoring family members, colleagues and friends. A map of the 42 banner locations is available online, and the public may tour the campus daily from dawn to dusk.

Nov. 9 — Renegade Wrestling Alliance presents “Salute to the Troops II,” a professional wrestling event at the Cal U Convocation Center. Doors open at 3:45 p.m.; bell time is 5 p.m. A portion of net proceeds supports the Post-9/11 Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for California University. Admission is free for veterans and service members with military identification; for others, cost is $20 for assigned seating, $15 for general admission, $6 for children and students with school ID. For tickets: veterans@calu.edu or 724-938-4076.

Nov. 10 — Cal U welcomes the public to its 41st annual Veterans Dinner, 6-8 p.m. in the Cal U Convocation Center’s south wing. The annual event honors veterans on campus and throughout the region and recognizes the recipient of this year’s Col. Art Bakewell Scholarship. Ticket price is $15; Cal U students are admitted free, along with service members and veterans. Registration is required. 

Nov. 11 — Cal U’s Office of Veterans Affairs hosts an off-campus VetTogether from 5-7 p.m. at Lagerheads in Coal Center, Pa. The monthly gathering gives veterans and service members an opportunity to socialize and build camaraderie. For details, contact Capt. Robert Prah, director of Veterans Affairs.