The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will celebrate Veterans Day with a series of events.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in front of Main Hall, there will be a ceremonial presentation of the colors by members of the campus ROTC unit, followed by a continental breakfast with retired Army Lt. General Ed Anderson. Anderson spent 39 years in the Army. In September, he was named executive director of the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers at UCCS.
A forum and fair with information about aid available to members of the military is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon at Berger Hall with special presentations about paying for college as well as services provided by the Office of Disability Services and University Testing Center. A barbecue lunch will follow.
The events are sponsored by the Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs, Office of Financial Aid, Student Government Association, Troops to Teachers and community organizations Student Military Outreach, Veterans Upward Bound, Army Wounded Warriors, and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.
A federal holiday, Veterans Day is celebrated Nov. 11 to honor military veterans. The date commemorates the signing of the armistice that ended World War I at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 1918.
Veterans Day is not a university holiday. All offices will be open and classes will be in session.