CSULB Office of Veterans Affairs Services to Hold Ceremony Honoring Veterans

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honoring veteransCalifornia State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will host a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 10, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Speakers Platform in front of the University Bookstore.

All veterans, their families and friends are invited to join the CSULB community as it recognizes the nation’s military veterans, especially the more than 400 student veterans currently attending Cal State Long Beach.  The event is being presented by CSULB’s Office of Veterans Affairs Services.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to invite friends and neighbors who are veterans or bring a picture of a veteran who cannot attend the event.

Once the veterans recognition event is concluded, there will be a birthday cake ceremony in honor of the 236th Marine Corps Birthday, which is on Thursday, Nov. 10.

“We have many former Marines on campus, so we thought recognizing the corps’ birthday would be appropriate,” said Marshall Thomas, director of Veterans Affairs Services at CSULB. “As part of the ceremony, the traditional birthday message first delivered in 1921 by the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General John A. Lejuene, will be read as will the birthday message from the current Commandant, General James F. Amos.”

Those planning to attend should use the Beach Drive entrance to the campus from Bellflower Boulevard and stop at the Visitor Information Center (located on the right after the first stop sign) for directions to the Speakers Platform and for information about parking for the event.

Long Beach Transit will give free bus rides to and from the Cal State Long Beach veterans recognition event on Thursday, Nov. 10, to all veterans and widows of veterans with valid identification.

For more information, contact Thomas at 562/985-4279 or David Nelson at 562/985-8209.

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