Community invited to Nov. 8 Veterans Day event

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to a Veterans Day Ceremony from noon to1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 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 Provost Brent Carbajal; Western student and former U.S. Navy Fleet Marine Corpsman Chanan Suarez; Western Veterans’ Outreach Center coordinator and former U.S. Navy Submarine veteran Jesse Atkins, and Gold Star mother and veterans’ advocate, Doris Kent.

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

A live video stream will be available online.

In observance of the holiday, WWU classes will not be held on Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11; this is also an employee holiday.

Parking enforcement on campus will be suspended in all lots from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. This does not include reserved or disability parking spaces. See the campus parking map.

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