Exhibit at West campus honors Arizona's fallen soldiers

November 5, 2013

Fletcher Library at Arizona State University’s West campus will host Remembering Our Fallen, a photo exhibit honoring Arizonans who have died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001.

The exhibit will be on display Nov. 24 through Dec. 2, with a Nov. 24 opening event involving participants from Luke Air Force Base and several Arizona veterans organizations. Download Full Image

“We are committed to honoring our service members who have served their country and paid the ultimate price, and to helping their legacy live on,” said Shaun Valentine, president of the Student Veterans Organization on ASU’s West campus, whose members arranged for Remembering Our Fallen to be displayed on campus. “The exhibit includes not just photos of Arizona’s fallen service members, but also letters from their loved ones. It makes a strong emotional impact.”

The Nov. 24 exhibit opening starts with a reception at 1:30 p.m., followed by the event at 2 p.m. The Patriot Guard Riders organization will participate, along with chaplain and honor guard from Luke Air Force Base.

The Student Veterans Organization on ASU’s West campus has approximately 70 members. The group engages in a range of service projects, including visiting the Arizona State Veteran Home in Phoenix to play games with the residents and participating in blood drives with the American Red Cross and the Toys for Tots program. The group recently hosted a barbecue for all Valley veterans.

Remembering Our Fallen will be available for viewing during Fletcher Library’s regular hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Exceptions are Nov. 27, when the building closes at 5 p.m., and Nov. 28-29, when the campus is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The exhibit and opening event are free and open to the public. ASU’s West campus is at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. For more information, contact the Student Veterans Organization at svo@asu.edu.

The photography exhibit, which is a traveling display sponsored by Bellevue University in Nebraska, serves as the culmination to ASU’s “Salute to Service 2013,” Nov. 9-16, with events honoring veterans on all four Valley campuses of ASU.

ASU honors military during Salute to Service week

November 5, 2013

University salutes military, veterans Nov. 9-16

As a thank you to the brave men and women who proudly serve our country, Arizona State University is hosting a weeklong Salute to Service, in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 9-16, on all ASU campuses. Download Full Image

Salute to Service is just one of many events that take place throughout the year so that the ASU community can honor U.S. servicemen and women.

ASU has made a strong commitment to veteran success in education. For the fifth consecutive year, ASU was named a Military Friendly School for 2014 by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are leaders in providing educational support benefits and paths to success for military veterans.

Together with the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, Arizona State University works hard to ensure student veterans receive the proper support they need to transition into a university atmosphere and civilian life.

Salute to Service events will include panel discussions, athletic and cultural events, museum exhibits, and faculty and staff training seminars and activities. Tickets for the athletic events can be purchased online.

Below are just a few of the activities:

Women’s Basketball Game – Military Appreciation
4 p.m., Nov. 9
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus

Veteran’s Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow
11 a.m., Nov. 9
Fletcher Library, West campus

News 21 Veterans Investigation Forum
7 p.m., Nov. 12
Cronkite, Downtown Phoenix campus

ASU Faculty and Staff Veteran Panel Discussion
9 a.m., Nov. 13
Student Union, Polytechnic campus

ASU Alumni Association Veteran’s Chapter Reception
5 p.m., Nov. 15
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus

Men's Basketball Game - Military Appreciation
7 p.m., Nov. 15
Wells Fargo Arena

Sun Devil Football – Salute to Service
TBA, Nov. 16
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe campus

For a complete list of events, visit the Pat Tillman Veterans Center website.

For more information on ASU's programs and services for veteran students, visit students.asu.edu/military or call Christian Rauschenbach, program manager for ASU Veterans Services, at 480-965-3115.