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CSU-Pueblo veterans sponsor fundraiser for Honor Flight

Release Date: January 15, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

PUEBLO -The Student Veterans of America (SVA) Chapter at Colorado State University-Pueblo will co-host a fundraising event Saturday, Feb. 7 to benefit Honor Flight of Southern Colorado, a non-profit organization which provides complimentary trips to veterans to view military memorials and monuments in a variety of locations from Washington D.C. to Normandy.

The American Legion Post 203, a local non-profit veteran's organization, in partnership with CSU-Pueblo's SVA will sponsor a gala beginning at 6 p.m. on February 7 in the Occhiato University Center Ballroom benefiting a non-profit organization known as Honor Flight of Southern Colorado. Colorado Senator Leroy Garcia will serve as master of ceremonies with entertainment by Revelle 3, an Andrews Sisters tribute band, as well as comedian Jeff Valdez.

Honor Flight of Southern Colorado transports military heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorial, with a focus on World War II veterans and those veterans from any war who have a terminal illness. The group also pays tribute to veterans of the Korea and Vietnam Wars, followed by veterans of more current wars. Tickets are $25 per person and available by contacting Marie Manzanares at 719-250-1463. She also may be contacted for more information about the event.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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