color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: US Military Veterans of Columbia University (NYC)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

US Military Veterans of Columbia University (NYC)

This veterans organization at Columbia University is attempting to advance civilian knowledge of veterans and military issues on the Columbia campus, and to bring the "other" side of the story to the students and public. I wish them well. I hope the students and those that attend will treat these veterans with the respect and dignity they have earned and that the students take this opportunity to enter into an intelligent discourse on the diverse views of the War on Terrorism and its necessity. Thank you Oscar, Eric, Todd and the other vets for representing so well all our veterans.

EVENT: Through The Eyes of a Soldier: Columbia Veterans Tell Their Stories.

WHEN and WHERE: MONDAY MARCH 20, 8:30-9:30 PM, Earl Hall Auditorium
(117th Street and Broadway, Columbia Main Campus, New York City).

On March 20, the 3rd anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S. Military Veterans of Columbia University (MilVets) will hold a special panel discussion with veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.

Come hear Columbia student-veterans as they discuss their first-hand experiences with combat, nation-building and other rigours of present-day war. This is your chance to ask questions of classmates and students who have participated in these conflicts at the ground level.

Please join us in the Earl Hall Auditorium on Monday, March 20 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM for a candid and intimate view of war Through the Eyes of a Soldier.

Point of contact is Todd Murphy (tjm2122 at

Eric Chen
Vice President
U.S. Military Veterans of Columbia University


At 3/19/2006 11:54 AM , Blogger Melinda said...

Hope this works out to be the great learning experience it could be. Looking forward to an update. :)

At 3/19/2006 4:20 PM , Blogger yankeemom said...

That sounds so great! I hope the respect these Vets deserve is shown to them. I too am looking forward to updates on this.


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