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'Welcome Home' 5K will recognize veterans

  • LZ Michigan Vietnam Big Map

Posted on March 22, 2012

The Student Veterans Organization and WGVU will host a 5K run/walk on the Allendale Campus to celebrate veterans and their families.

Students, faculty and staff members, family members and the public are encouraged to participate in the third annual “Welcome Home 5K,” which will take place on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. Free registration will open at noon by the flags outside of the Student Services Building.

New this year will be a display of the LZ Michigan Vietnam Big Map, a 50 feet by 70 feet map of the Vietnam area with veterans’ signatures and messages to fallen soldiers near the location they served. The map will be on display from noon-4 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

Free screenings of the award-winning documentary “LZ Michigan: A Journey Home” will take place from noon-4 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

The event is co-sponsored by Grand Valley’s Health and Wellness office, WGVU Engage and LZ Michigan.

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