There are several events taking place across campus in the week leading up to Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to help honor the military-connected members of the MSU community. The MSU Student Veterans Resource Center, MSU Chapter of the Student Veterans of America, and the MSU Veteran Outreach Committee present the following events:
Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions – Monday, November 5 – Thursday, November 8
Noon – 1:00 p.m., Student Services Building, Room 6, 556 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing
These sessions will cover various veteran experiences including education, employment, military culture, and military families. These sessions are open to anyone. Bring your own lunch. No registration necessary.
ROTC Veterans Day Program – Thursday, November 8
3:30 p.m., MSU Chapel, 636 Auditorium Road, East Lansing
Join the MSU Army and MSU Air Force ROTC units for a short service honoring veterans. Everyone is welcome.
Veterans Day Dinner – Thursday, November 8
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., The Vista at Shaw Hall, 591 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing
Veterans and current service members will receive a discount on this special dinner honoring all who served – but anyone is welcome to come. Come in your uniform or bring along your proof of service.
Third Annual Veterans Day Program and Brunch – Friday, November 9
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., MSU Student Union Ballroom, 49 Abbot Road, East Lansing
Cap off the week’s events with the third annual Veterans Day brunch program. The event is free but advance registration is required. Everyone is welcome to come. Following opening remarks and brunch, there will be a panel discussion comprised of the four subject matter experts who spoke during the week’s previous Lunch and Learn sessions. They will come together to combine their experiences in a way that paints a picture of the experiences of veterans and their families in the civilian world.
If you are attending Friday’s Veterans Day Program or any of the week’s Lunch and Learn presentations, consider bringing an item or small donation for Operation Gratitude. All donations will go toward sending care packages to active military, military families, veterans and first responders. Find a list of requested donation items on the HR website or use the Operation Gratitude Amazon Wish List.
Carillon Concert – Sunday, November 11
11:00 a.m., Beaumont Tower, 375 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing
In celebration of the Inauguration of Peace Carillon at Park Abbey in Leuven, Belgium, carillonneurs around the world will play A Sacred Suite, a triptych on Gregorian themes by the renowned Flemish carillonneur and composer Geert D’hollander. This special event takes place in local time worldwide on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 100 years after the armistice was signed for the end of World War I.
MSU Museum Exhibit – War and Speech: Propaganda, Patriotism, & Dissent in the Great War
MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing
This exhibit explores the new ways in which Americans understood civic duty and free speech during World War 1. Exhibit runs through November 11, 2018.