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Campus Veterans in the Spotlight During Veterans Appreciation Month

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One hundred years ago, the world celebrated the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. These days, Nov. 11 is recognized as Veterans Day and honors American veterans.

Cal State Fullerton will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ‘war to end all wars’ and salute campus and community servicemen and veterans throughout the month of November.  

In addition to an invitation-only student veterans lunch with CSUF President Fram Virjee, the campus will hold:

Nov. 1

Flag Raising Ceremony
The Veterans Resource Center, CSUF ROTC and University Police will honor veterans and active servicemen with a 9 a.m. flag raising program in front of Langsdorf Hall. Maj. Jesus Cruz, Titan ROTC Battalion leader and professor of military science, will provide remarks.

Honoring the U.S. Army
Cake will be served at noon in the Veterans Resource Center, Room 244 of University Hall, to honor veterans and active servicemen in the U.S. Army. Similar programs for the U.S. Marine Corps (Nov. 8), Navy (Nov. 15), Coast Guard (Nov. 19) and Air Force (Nov. 29) are scheduled.

Wall of Heroes
This display will be on view 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 30 in the Titan Student Union Chapman Atrium. 

Nov. 7

Grand Opening of the Veterans Resource Center
The 11:30 a.m. festivities will welcome campus and community members to the new, larger location for the center. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event site.

Nov. 11

Cal State Fullerton’s Army ROTC hosts its 6th annual “Ruck-A-Thon” at the intramural fields. Participants tote a 35-pound rucksack for a 6.2 mile march or a 5K run/walk. The event kicks off with a 12:30 p.m. check-in on the lawn adjacent to the Student Recreation Center. The annual program supports cadet scholarships, training opportunities and financial assistance for cadets in need. Cadet sponsorships start at $25. For more information, including registration, call 657-278-3007 or email

Nov. 14

Cadets vs. Veterans Flag Football Game
Titan veterans and ROTC cadets face off in a friendly competition. Pregame festivities begin at 2 p.m. near the intramural fields (north of the Kinesiology-Health Science Building), followed by the game kick off at 5 p.m. in the track and field area.

Nov. 16

Family Movie Night
6 p.m. Titan Student Union Titan Theatre. More info: or the veterans resource center website.

Nov. 29

Aviation Day
ROTC cadets and invited guests will experience the power of the military’s Blackhawk helicopters during this sixth annual event. Familiarization flights and rappel exercises — for cadets only — will be held.

Additional information is available on the Veterans Resource Center website  and the College of Health and Human Development Veterans Month website.

Contributions in support of the university’s veterans and ROTC cadets may be made to the Vets & Cadets fund. For more information, contact Liz Eastin at 657-278-5466 or