VALOR to celebrate Veterans Awareness Week Nov. 9-13 with free veterans clinic, Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony


In honor of Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11 and Veterans Awareness Week on Nov. 9-13, Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR) is sponsoring a number of events at the law school including a Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony and a free clinic for veterans.

To kickoff Veteran’s Awareness Week, VALOR is hosting a Canned Food Drive Competition, which will be held Monday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Nov. 13. Boxes will be set up in the Law Commons. The annual food drive will benefit Veterans Helping Veterans Heal, a transitional housing center for homeless veterans in the Winston-Salem area. There will be boxes set up for each class, along with a box for MSL/LLM students and a box for faculty and staff. All non-perishable food items are welcome.

“In years past, many professors have offered incentives to their students who brought in food for the drive (i.e. cold call passes) so keep an eye out for e-mails about this,” says VALOR Secretary Chris Salemme (JD ’17), 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army.

Following are the rest of the week’s scheduled events:

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ceremony
Date: Tuesday, 11/10
Time: Noon
What: Join your classmates who served in the USMC for a special cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Corps’ 240th birthday. Free cake will be served.
Where: Law Commons
Veterans Recognition Ceremony
Date: Wednesday, 11/11
Time: Noon
What: The WFU Law School community will recognize the men and women among us who served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. If you are a student, faculty, or staff member who served or who is currently serving, please click here.
Where: Law Commons
Veterans Legal Workshop
Date: Saturday, 11/14
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
What: VALOR will host a free legal workshop for all veterans and current service members in the greater community. Presentations will be made by local attorneys and professionals on veteran-specific issues related to housing, employment, family and criminal law. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Do you know a veteran who may be interested? Registration can be found here. Students who want to volunteer to receive pro bono hours should Sign-up here.
VALOR was founded to educate students about veterans issues and laws, to support homeless veterans in Winston-Salem and to provide opportunities for students to volunteer to help veterans and military families.