Observing Veterans Day


The university wishes to thank all Spartans who are serving in the armed forces, or have done so in the past (James Tensuan photo).

San Jose State will mark Veterans Day with a ceremony and celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Smith/Carlos lawn. That’s one day before the campus closure Nov. 11.

Following the national anthem and a Color Guard presentation, the event will open to participants in a push-up/pull-up challenge.

The Mission Continues, a non-profit, will award prizes and offer giveaways to encourage students to take part in the event.

Organizations including the Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Initiative and the Military and Veterans Services Office will be on hand to offer information.

Food and drink will be sold by Spartan Shops, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Veterans Student Organization.

In addition, this fall, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library is hosting “War Comes Home: Our Veterans, Our Communities,” a statewide effort to engage Californians in thinking about what it means to come home from war, for our veterans as well as the rest of us.