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Metro State honors veterans with flag-raising ceremony

Posted: November 6, 2008

WHAT/WHY: Metropolitan State College of Denver is hosting a flag-raising ceremony on Veteran’s Day to honor men and women who have served their country, or have fought or died in present or past wars. On this day, students serving in any branch of the United States military are encouraged to wear their military regalia and be recognized across campus.

Director of Metro State’s Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program Leroy Chavez will officiate the ceremony. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the VUB program serves about 120 veterans every year. Through the program, eligible veterans can participate in the program at anytime in their life. Older veterans tend to come to learn computer skills, while younger veterans come to the program for help with their transition to higher education.

WHEN: 11 a.m., Veterans Day, Nov. 11

WHERE: Flag pole (center of Auraria Campus, between Emmanuel Gallery and Auraria Library)

VISUALS: Presentation of colors by Gateway High School Color Guard, students in military regalia, national anthem and a moment of silence.

For more information contact Angelia McGowan at 303-556-5133 or


About Metropolitan State College of Denver

With more than 24,000 students, Metro State is Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans. Starting in the fall of 2010, the College is offering master’s degrees in accounting and teacher education, with plans to offer a master’s in social work in fall 2011. The College enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 67,500 alumni, the bulk of whom remain in Colorado after graduation.