By Barbara Young —
With over 350 veterans and active members of the military attending University of Wisconsin–Stout, Veteran’s Day should hold a special place of significance among students.
From Nov. 10 to 14, various events will be taking place to commemorate and honor our veterans and educate those who wish to learn more about the military population.
“We wanted to raise awareness of veterans on campus and highlight a few different areas,” said Military Education Benefits Coordinator, John Bensend.
The UW–Stout Veterans Club, UW–Stout Veteran Services and Ally Initiatives sponsor the events.
The UW–Stout Veterans club will be placing flags in the outdoor Memorial Student Center Amphitheater to commemorate the lives of American servicemen and women who have died in a combat zone over the past year.
Additionally, the university is honoring its veteran students, faculty and staff by displaying photos taken during their military service in the MSC’s Huff Lounge.
The UW–Stout Veterans club is sponsoring a world map for Stout veterans and servicemembers to mark where they have traveled with the U.S. Military. Below is a list of events occurring throughout the week.
Speaker: Memorial Student Center Huff Lounge 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Dr. David Plum, a professor in operations and management and veteran of the U.S. Navy, will be speaking on who veterans are, what they have to offer to our university and community and experiences from his military service.
Open House: 109 Bowman Hall 1 to 3 p.m.
The Veteran Services Office is hosting an open house at their newly renovated office. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to stop by, enjoy refreshments and see the new office.
Movie: MSC Terrace 7 p.m.
The UW–Stout Veterans Club will host a showing of the movie “Korengal.” “Korengal” is a sequel to the war documentary “Restrepo,” following the lives of men stationed overseas.
According to the film’s website, “’Korengal” explains, “how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it.”
Information Session: MSC Northwoods 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Veteran’s Affairs Medical outreach, Dunn County Veteran Service Office, UW–Stout Veteran Services and the Disabled American Veterans will be available to help answer questions, assist with VA claims and help veterans enroll into VA healthcare.