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CWU Veterans Center Sponsors RED Week and Veterans Day Activities

The Central Washington University Veterans Center will continue its Veterans Day traditions through virtual and in-person offerings during RED Week November 9-13. RED is an acronym for Remember Everyone Deployed.

“It’s important for us to do programming like RED Week for our campus and local community as part of our continuous effort to raise awareness and provide better support for our student veterans and their families,” said Veterans Center Director Ruben Cardenas. “Increased awareness can lead to more understanding, and new opportunities and collaborations that support our veterans.”

During RED week, masks and physical distancing will be required for all in-person activities.

RED Week begins at 10 a.m. Monday, November 9, when the Veterans Center team will place the U.S. flags along Walnut Mall.

On Tuesday, November 10, a virtual Veterans Appreciation Fair will be held from 1-2 p.m. Veterans can meet with staff from the Veterans Center and the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs for informational resources, event updates, games, and prizes. Advance registration is required.

Then, from 2-3 p.m., Heather Bahme, Vet Corps Regional Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs, will discuss traumatic brain injury. The Zoom webinar will allow participants to interact anonymously through the question-and-answer chat feature. Advance registration is also required.

Also on Tuesday, the Veterans Center will host a virtual celebration in honor of the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) at 4 p.m. The presentation will feature a message from the USMC Commandant, General David Berger, and offer opportunities to connect with other Marines in the CWU community.

Wednesday is Veterans Day and the CWU campus is closed to commemorate the holiday. However, the CWU Veterans Club will host a virtual movie watch party at 4 p.m. The film will be announced that day.  

On Thursday at 3 p.m., CWU Vet Corps Navigator Edwin Torres will lead a virtual session to describe resources available for veterans.

The week ends Friday with the retiring of the flags along Walnut Mall by the Veterans Center team outside of Bouillon Hall at 4 p.m.

The National Veterans Film Festival is also hosting free virtual screenings of the documentary “Re-Story: Transforming Veteran Stories into Art,” from Friday through Sunday, November 13-15. The film explores how the arts can help veterans heal and how sharing veterans’ stories can be transformative.