Campus events scheduled for Veterans Week

Contact: Deanne Puca
| WMU News
Drawing of the front of a T-shirt with the words Charlie Mike written in camouflage letters, which is code for Continue the Mission. Western Michigan University  appears below.

"Charlie Mike" is the code used for "Continue the Mission."

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A 2-mile run, gift card giveaway and pancake breakfast are some of the activities planned Monday through Saturday, Nov. 6-11, in recognition of Veterans Day on the campus of Western Michigan University.

Sponsored by the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, the events mark the availability of WMU's first Universitywide "unit" T-shirt for military students. Proceeds support the office's military scholarship, and a portion of sales will go to Silver Star Apartments in Battle Creek, which provides low- to no-cost housing for homeless veterans. Shirts cost $10 and are available from XS to XXL. Pre-order shirts now.

Veterans Week Events and promotions

Monday, Nov. 6

  • "Pay Day" doughnuts in the Military Student Lounge, 1304 Ellsworth Hall, begins at 8 a.m. Doughnuts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Unit T-shirt day. Wear a unit T-shirt or get a new "Continue the Mission" WMU military T-shirt.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Friday, Nov. 10

  • Vet Day Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. Starting point is at the flagpoles by Kanley Chapel. The run is a 2-mile formation run with cadence calling. All military students, faculty, staff and military supporters are welcome to participate.
  • Immediately following the run, breakfast will be provided in 1353 Ellsworth Hall.
  • A cake for celebrating the Marine Corps' birthday will be available in 1353 Ellsworth during breakfast. Cake is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, Nov. 11

  • Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is providing two free tickets to every veteran for a performance at Miller Auditorium. Show begins at 8 p.m. Call Miller Auditorium's box office at (269) 387-2300 to reserve tickets. 

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