UC Santa Cruz hosted a special event in honor of America’s veterans for their sacrifices. On Wednesday night before Veterans Day, UCSC’s Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS) along with the Student Veterans of America will be sponsoring this evening to commemorate and remember all the veterans who have dedicated themselves to serving this country.
“[The event] is a way to honor all veterans with specific attention to women who have served in the military,” said student veteran Erica Ronquillo.
The evening will feature World War II veteran Charlton “Charlie” Scarborough and her daughter, Judy. Both will share their experience from their recent Honor Flight journey to Washington, D.C.
The Honor Flight Network is a Non-Profit Organization that commemorates U.S. veterans for their service to their country. It provides trips for veterans to Washington, D.C., where the veterans are able to visit and reflect at the memorials of their respective wars.
Student veteran Daniel Wilson shared his view on the importance of the Honor Flight Network.
“We have an outlet for veterans in our community, to get their stories into the Library of Congress,” Wilson said. “[If] you’re a World War II veteran, you’re part of history.”
The “Honoring Veterans” event, which took place from 5 to 7 p.m., at Humanities Building 1, Room 202 provided refreshments for attendees from 5 to 5:30 Wednesday evening.
A collaborative event between Cabrillo College and the Veterans Resource Center will take place tomorrow at Cabrillo College at noon.