The Clayton State University Student Veterans Association (SVA) met recently in the University’s Veterans Resource Center to allow student veterans the chance to meet fellow military/veteran students and to help plan upcoming events, notably the upcoming Veterans Day Celebration.
In support of SVA’s efforts, Commander John E. Bogardus, Jr., VFW Post 5080, presented the group with all five of the military branch flags and a POW/MIA flag to display during the ceremony.
“VFW Post 5080 provides tremendous support for Clayton State’s Veterans Resource Center and SVA,” says Veterans Resource Center Coordinator Tina Lake.
“We are grateful for the donation of the flags; they will be a great addition to our ceremonies and it will be nice to have them on display in the Veterans Resource Center,” adds SVA President Kevin Nguyen.
The University’s annual Veteran's Day Ceremony will take place on Monday, Nov. 11 when SVA and the VRC invite all students, faculty, staff and the public to attend the ceremony at 9 a.m. at the outdoor Lawson Amphitheater (The inclement weather location is the Baker Center, room 272.) Immediately following the ceremony, Roll Call for Georgia’s fallen will begin. In addition a moment of silence will be held at 11 a.m.
The SVA considers the campus Veteran’s Day Ceremony the most important project they do all year.
“In addition to organizing the ceremony, our members will perform Roll Call by taking turns reading the names of Georgia’s fallen from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom campaigns,” adds Lake.