Newsbriefs 11/11

Veterans Day

The Veteran Students Organization (VSO) helps veterans transition to the University of Miami. Members will host different events throughout the week, beginning Monday and ending on Friday. The VSO’s events will take place each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rock.

– Monday: Veterans Day commemoration

UM, the Consulate General of France in Miami, VSO, veterans and Color Guard will commemorate Veterans Day at the Rock from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The program will start with brief words from student veterans followed by the promotion ceremony of Lt. Col. Noel Christian Pace.

The Consul General Philippe Letrilliart will award the insignias of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur” (Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor) to three United States veterans who fought alongside France during World War II.

– Tuesday: VSO will host a pull-up challenge with a local Marine recruiter.

– Wednesday: There will be a push-up challenge with a local Army recruiter.

– Thursday: Students can play a game of Battleship with a local Navy recruiter.

– Friday: Students can participate in a paper airplane contest with a local Air Force recruiter.

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