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Vets Week is Nov 6-11

Vets Week, November 6 through 11. Flags waving and silhouettes of soldiers in combat gear.

(November 7, 2017) – Armstrong Veteran Affairs invites the Armstrong and greater Savannah communities to celebrate the heroes that live among us during Vets Week, which runs from Nov. 6-11. This week features informational forums, meet and greets, networking opportunities, filming screenings and more. Vets Week culminates at the grand Veterans Day Parade in downtown Savannah. Event times and locations vary.

Monday, Nov. 6

Military Resource Center Open House

When: All Day
Where: Armstrong State University - Pirate Athletic Center 115

Free and open to the public

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Veterans Club 70th Anniversary

When: 6 p.m.
Where: Armstrong State University - Student Union Ballroom

Reservations Required; Pirate Card needed for entry

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Women Veterans Forum

When: 10 a.m.
Where: Armstrong State University - Student Union Ballroom

Free and open to the public

Student Veterans of America Meet & Greet

When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Armstrong State University - Pirate Athletic Center 115

Free and open to the public

Thursday, Nov. 9

Pizza for Patriots

When: Noon
Where: Armstrong State University - Pirate Athletic Center 115

Pirate Card needed for entry  

National Security Agency Recruiting Session

When: 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Where: Armstrong State University - Solms Hall 110

Pre-Registration for Students & Alumni – Pirate Card needed for entry

Film Screening - “Blood Road”

Synopsis: "Blood Road" follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Their goal is to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father: a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier. During this poignant voyage of self discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road,’ their cycling and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring USAF Col. Patricia Blassie, who discuss how her family discovered that her brother is buried within the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

When: 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Where: Service Brewing Company (Veteran-Owned)
574 Indian Street
Savannah, Ga 31401

Open to the public. Get tickets here.

Friday, Nov. 10

Remember Everyone Deployed (RED) Friday

To show your support for the men and women currently serving overseas, wear red. Help start the conversation and spread the importance of remembering everyone who is deployed.

U.S. Marine Corps 242nd Birthday Celebration

When: Noon
Where: Armstrong State University - Pirate Athletic Center 115

Free and open to the public. More Information

Saturday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day Parade

When: 9 a.m.
Where: Downtown Savannah

Free and open to the public


For more information on any of these events, please contact Phil Gore at phil.gore@armstrong.edu or 912.344.3324.

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