UW Bothell commemorating Memorial Day this week
May 24, 2011 · 2:17 PM
Members of the Student-Veterans Association at the University of Washington's Bothell campus will be marshaling their fellow collegians in a variety of activities this week to commemorate Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 30 this year.
On Wednesday, students, faculty and staff will plant miniature flags in the shape of "W" to honor loved ones that have served in the military, and a POW-MIA flag will fly on the central campus flagpole, with service flags adorning other campus locations throughout the week.
In addition, two dramatic performances, will be held at the campus' North Creek Events Center today. "Into the Fire," an exploration of returning veterans with disabilities and combat-related traumas as they integrate into their families, communities, educational institutions and the workforce, shows at 3:30 p.m.
That performance will be immediately followed by "Because You Know Me," created from the words of 22 people who address gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual inclusion from a variety of perspectives, including military service.
On Thursday, May 26, the Student-Veterans Association will be hosting a panel of student veterans who will share the unique experiences of women serving in the military. The panel and discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Andrea Kovalesky, associate professor in the Nursing program at UW Bothell.