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Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11

November 10, 2010

Veterans Day at CSU is an opportunity to acknowledge and honor our student veterans and all veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Update: 11/10/2010, 9:32 a.m. - Due to the potential for bad weather, all activities have been moved indoors.

On Thursday, Nov. 11, there will be a Veterans Day Celebration from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Adult Learner and Veteran Services Office, Room 195 in the Lory Student Center.

Information regarding the:

  • Adult Learner and Veteran Services Office
  • The Student Veteran Organization
  • SALUTE National Honor Society

... will be offered in our office all day, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and celebrate with CSU's student veterans!


  • Adult Learner and Veteran Services Open House: Breakfast provided! ALVS Office, Room 195, Lory Student Center, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Dogs for Vets: Enjoy hotdogs provided by ALVS and the ACE/Wal-Mart Veterans Success Grant, ALVS Office, Room 195, Lory Student Center, noon.
  • Free movie: Restrepo, Lory Student Center Theatre, 7 p.m.

The event is being sponsored by the Adult Learner and Veteran Services Office and the Student-Veterans Organization.

Veterans Day 5K in honor of CSU Army ROTC graduate

The Student Veteran's Organization is also hosting a Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 8 a.m. on the Oval

Captain Jason Galus deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) from April 2007 to May 2008. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

The race is being held to recognize all who have served and sacrificed, and to honor the life and service of Captain Jason Galus, who was tragically killed last year.

Jason Galus was an outstanding Army officer and a graduate of the Army ROTC Ram Battalion at Colorado State, where he was commissioned in 2003 as a 2LT in the Field Artillery.

While a student Jason was a Division I varsity athlete on the CSU Track & Field Team in the middle and long-distance events.

Testimonials from his fellow officers and soldiers attest to the fact that Jason was a caring leader who led by example. He exemplified the character and skills of a graduate of the Army ROTC program at Colorado State.

Register online for the race or stop by the Lory Student Center's ALVS office, Room 195. 

The establishment of Veterans Day

The significance of Nov. 11 as the day to remember our veterans is that Nov. 11, 1918, was when the fighting in World War I came to an end. An armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. ~ Source, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Contact: Jourdan Jiruska
Phone: (970) 491-3977