Mason Honors the Military in November

Posted: November 1, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: November 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm

A number of events are planned at Mason to honor members of the military this month.

Remembrance Wall

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, students, faculty, and staff can write a message or name on the Remembrance Wall honoring someone they know who has served, or currently serves, in the U.S. armed forces. The wall will be located outside the Johnson Center. The Office of Military Services will distribute 150 tickets for the first Mason men’s basketball home game on Nov. 11 to veterans or active members of the military.

Veterans Symposium

The Veteran Affairs Benefits Seminar and Community Symposium will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event, which will take place in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus, is geared toward educating current and prospective student veterans and their families about their higher education options and their military benefits. The symposium will be open to the greater Fairfax area’s military, including Mason’s student veterans. Read more about it here.

Register for the seminar online at the Veterans Society website.

Veterans Day Luncheon

Mason’s annual Veterans Day luncheon will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall Lobby. All of Mason’s student, staff, and faculty veterans are encouraged to join us for a business casual lunch in celebration of Veterans Day. Scott Lingamfelter, a retired U.S. Army colonel and member of the Virginia House of Delegates for the 31st District, will be the guest speaker. RSVP to Capt. Michael Smith at msmith43@gmu.edu or 703-993-2709.

Jazz 4 Justice

On Friday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m., the 10th Annual Jazz 4 Justice Concert will admit veterans free of charge as distinguished guests. The concert, which is sponsored by Mason and the Fairfax Law Foundation, raises funds for scholarships and educational and charitable services to benefit the Northern Virginia community.

In honor of Veterans Day, the George Mason University Jazz Ensemble directed by Jim Carroll, with special guest conductor Edward L. Weiner, will be celebrating the big band music of the World War II era.

The concert will be presented at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Tickets for nonveterans are $20 and may be purchased through tickets.com or the Center for the Arts box office.

Movie Night 

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Office of Military Services will sponsor a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Restrepo” at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema, followed by pizza and a brief discussion. Contact Aaron Emery at 703-993-2428 or aemery4@gmu.edu for more information.

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