CMU hosts Veterans Day Events, welcomes veterans to campus

Student and area veterans are celebrated for their valor, courage and sacrifice
Veterans Day ceremony

To honor U.S. military veterans, Central Michigan University’s Veterans’ Resource Center has come together with Student Veterans of America to host a week of Veterans Day events. The events, which begin Nov. 10, will bring student and area veterans together to celebrate the commitment of veterans throughout history.

CMU continues to be a leader in veteran education and has been named a veteran-friendly university by GI Jobs and Military Advanced Education for five consecutive years. CMU offers more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and currently serves 1,062 student veterans, 231 through on-campus programs and 831 through its Global Campus.

The weekly schedule is as follows:

Sunday, Nov. 10

CMU hosts performance to honor veterans

Mid Michigan Area Concert Band will perform Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium, located in CMU’s Warriner Hall. The performance, sponsored by Krapohl Ford and Community Cancer Services, is in honor of America’s veterans.

Monday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day Ceremony

A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium. The ceremony will honor veterans and celebrate their contributions to America. ICTC will provide free transportation from the local VFW and American Legion for any area veterans who would like to attend. Bus boarding will begin at 10:15 a.m.

Celebration Cinema hosts “Travis: A Soldier’s Story”

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills lost portions of his arms and his legs to an explosion in Afghanistan. “Travis: A Soldier’s Story” is his inspiring story of injury and recovery. The film will be shown at Celebration Cinema from 6:30 to 7:55 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available here.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

CMU screens “Where Soldiers Come From”

“Where Soldiers Come From” is a documentary following several young men as they evolve from carefree teenagers to hardened soldiers to young veterans dealing with both mental and physical injury. The film is free and open to the public and will be shown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium.

Following the film, there will be a Veterans Outreach Panel from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The panel will address the transition from soldier to scholar.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

CMU to show “When Women Come Marching Home”

CMU will host “When Women Come Marching Home,” a documentary illustrating the lives of several women veterans and the challenges they face transitioning from active duty to civilian life, in Pearce Hall 128 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Directly following the film, a second outreach panel will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14

CMU hosts “The Welcome”

To conclude the celebration, CMU will show “The Welcome,” a documentary that tells the story of the anger, fear and isolation that comes with post-traumatic stress disorder and how it affects veterans and their families. The film will be shown from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Dow Science Complex 171.

Following the film, a final outreach panel will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

The Veterans Day events are free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public.