VALOR to celebrate Veterans Awareness Week Nov. 7-12 with Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony, veterans recognition ceremony

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In honor of Veteran’s Day on Friday, Nov. 11, and Veterans Awareness Week on Nov. 7-12, the Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR) is sponsoring a number of events at the law school including a Marine Corps birthday cake cutting ceremony, says VALOR President Chris Salemme (JD ’17), 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army.

A free legal workshop VALOR had planned to host on Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Law Commons for all veterans and current service members has been postponed until the spring semester.

“Our goal in hosting this workshop is to inform veterans of the legal protections available to them because it is impossible to exercise these rights and take advantage of the opportunities without knowing that they exist,” Salemme says. “I strongly encourage veterans, their families, and active service members to attend and to bring any questions they may have for our attorney-presenters.”

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.

Other scheduled events include:

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ceremony
Date: Thursday, 11/10
Time: Noon
What: Join your classmates who served in the USMC for a special cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Corps’ 241st birthday. Free cake will be served.
Where: Law Commons
Veterans Recognition Ceremony
Date: Friday, 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.
Where: Law Commons