There’s no better way to honor those who’ve served the most than by coming together to share food and fellowship.
Hosted by the Advisory Group on the Status of Military Affiliates, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Dean of Students Office and the Veterans Resource Center, a Veterans Day Luncheon will take place on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. on the Musco Center for the Arts Performer’s Court.
All Chapman students, staff, faculty and alums who are veterans, ROTC, active duty or dependents are invited to attend and meet others affiliated with the military while enjoying barbeque fair including burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, potato salad and more. RSVP at the following link.
“It’s so important for our community to come together, and remember the sacrifices made by those who have worn the uniform,” says Blas Villalobos, Ph.D., director of the Veterans Resource Center. “This is their day, and we want to honor them.”
“Veterans Day is time to gather, recognize and honor the service and sacrifices that members of the U.S. Armed Forces have provided in times of war and peace,” says Erin Pullin, director of diversity and inclusion at the university. “My father is a veteran of the Vietnam War and he didn’t speak about his time as an officer until I was an adult because his experience returning from war was deeply painful. For me, that’s why I think it’s vital that our local communities gather to recognize the service and sacrifices given by U.S. military members and their families.”
The Veterans Resource Center, one of the event’s host, provides significant support to prospective and current Chapman students who are military personnel, veterans or family members. Open to all veterans and dependents on campus, regardless of benefit eligibility, this center is dedicated to serving students with military affiliation. Come to the barbeque to learn more or to speak with Dr. Villalobos in person.