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WCSU to honor veterans with November events

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will host and participate in a number of events intended to honor veterans this month during Military Appreciation Week 2018.

On Monday, Nov. 5, the WCSU Office of Veterans Affairs will host “The 22 Push-Up Challenge” at noon at the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, will feature an Obstacle Course Challenge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of Fairfield Hall on the Midtown campus, and the Danbury Exchange Club Dinner at 6:15 p.m. at Anthony’s Lake Club, 10 Christopher Columbus Ave. in Danbury.

On Thursday, Nov. 8, WCSU will host a screening of “Major ‘Doc’ Brown” at 5:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the Midtown campus. Albert “Doc” Brown was the oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March in the Philippines during World War II. The film was produced, directed and edited by WCSU Professor of Communication and Media Arts Dr. JC Barone.

The Danbury Vet Center will host a U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration at noon on Friday, Nov. 9, at the center, 457 North Main St. in Danbury.

WCSU will honor veterans with a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. The ceremony, in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the Midtown campus, will honor current and former service members.

All events are open to the public. Some off-campus events may involve a fee to participate. For more information, send an email to



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