Tuesday, November 5th
9:00 to noon – VET NET Ally – Student Edition (Attendance by RSVP only. Email Marshall.Thomas@csulb.edu)
This special (abbreviated) version of the VET NET Ally seminar will educate students about military veterans studying at CSULB. The seminar will cover:
6:00pm - Film Screening - Reserved to Fight (University Theater – UTC-108)
Reserved to Fight is a documentary that focuses on four young Marine Reservists who were among the first reserve troops deployed to Iraq. The film follows each of them for four years after their return from war as they confront the challenging and emotional path to assimilation back at home.
Thursday, November 7th
11:00am to 1:00pm – Veterans Services Center Open House (FND-220)
Stop by the Veterans Services office in the Foundation Building. See our new facility and learn about the services we provide servicemembers, veterans, and dependents. Light snacks provided.
3:00pm to 4:00pm – Veterans Day Celebration (Speakers’ Platform in front of the University Bookstore)
The campus community is invited to join the Veterans Services Office in a celebration honoring our nation’s veterans and service members. Following the ceremony, birthday messages and a cake will commemorate the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps (officially November 10). You are encouraged to invite friends and neighbors who are veterans or to bring a picture of a veteran who cannot attend the event.
5:00pm - Film Screening - RESTREPO (Beach Auditorium – University Student Union)
RESTREPO is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90-minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you. (http://restrepothemovie.com/story/)