Veterans Day is observed annually on Nov. 11. It's a holiday honoring men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, on the anniversary of the end of World War I.
This year, The Carolina Veterans Resource Center (CVRC) has put together a number of events to honor our nation's veterans.
On Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. the CVRC is hosting the annual Military Connected Women's Breakfast & Roundtable, featuring Amy Rodriguez, a physicians assistant with Campus Health. Rodriguez, a West Point graduate and 82nd Airborne vet, will facilitate a conversation with women-identifying veterans and military-affiliated students on wellness topics.
On Nov. 9, the CVRC is hosting the Veterans Week Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Carolina Union Auditorium. Retired Green Beret Michael R. Rodriguez, now President and CEO of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, will discuss the legislative process of getting the Global War on Terror Memorial approved and placed on the National Mall in Washington D.C. He will also discuss how his art in the metalworking medium influenced his healing from wounds of war and informs his work with fellow veterans. Learn more and register here.
Other events marking the week include:
- NOV. 7: Coffee with a Vet at 9 a.m. at the Naval Armory
- NOV. 11: ROTC Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Orange County Veterans Memorial
- NOV. 12: CSVA w/ROTC - Ruck For Hunger Ops & Rectption: 9 a.m. at the CVRC
- NOV. 19: Military Appreciation Day Football Game: Time TBD at the Kenan Memorial Stadium
For more information check out Heel Life or contact the CVRC at [email protected].