Note to Reporters: To RSVP for the event, contact Kayla Green at (970) 491-7099 or Kayla.Green@colostate.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, April 8.
Colorado State University’s Army/Air Force ROTC, History Club and the CSU Student Veterans Organization will present the film, Honor Flight, at 7 p.m. April 9 in the Lory Student Center Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
Honor Flight is a documentary about four aging World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. The trips are called “Honor Flights” and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it’s often the first time they have been thanked and the last trip of their lives.
Colorado State will be the first university in Colorado to screen the film on campus. This film will give the Fort Collins and campus communities an opportunity to learn more about the veterans who have fought for America in WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization that has flown more than 100,000 veterans to Washington, DC. It consists of 117 hubs across the country.
Colorado State also partners with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program to offer full awards, including tuition, fees and generous housing and book stipends, to qualifying non-resident U.S. military veterans and their designated dependents.
Colorado State’s Adult Learner and Veteran Services office offers a full range of services for veterans to assist them in transitioning into college life and succeeding academically, including the Veteran Success Program, Education to Employment partnership and the New Start Program.
For more information, contact Kayla Green at (970) 491-7099 or Kayla.Green@colostate.edu.