Western Washington UniversityCommunications and Marketing
DATE: October 24, 2012 10:20:52 AM PDT
Community Invited to Nov. 9 Veterans Day Ceremony at WWU

Contact:  WWU Veterans Outreach Center, (360) 650-6115, or as.rop.voc@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM – Students, faculty and staff and community members are invited to a Veterans Day Ceremony from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 in Western Washington University’s Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Featured speakers include: Western President Bruce Shepard; Western student and former U.S. Marine Lucas Coffey; Western employee, former U.S. Army and Vietnam veteran Tom Brandstrom; and community member William Marshall, retired U.S. Air Force

In addition the Viking Union Art Gallery will feature art created by veterans and a display of veteran uniforms. The gallery is located in the Viking Union, room 507. Gallery hours are from 11a.m. to 5 p.m.  weekdays.

The ceremony is co-sponsored by the Veterans Outreach Center and the President’s Office.

A live video stream will be available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wwu-live-events1          

In observance of the holiday, WWU classes will not be held on Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12. This is also a WWU employee holiday.

Parking enforcement on campus will be suspended in all lots from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. This does not include reserved or disability parking spaces. See the campus parking map at: http://www.wwu.edu/cfpa/resources/parking_map.pdf.

For more information please call: (360) 650-7545.



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