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IU South Bend to honor Veterans Day with lineup of events

News Release Nov 6, 2023

IU South Bend is committed to serving the veteran-affiliated community, and currently educates nearly 400 student veterans. The campus has been designated as Military Friendly School Gold Status and Military Spouse Friendly School for 2023-24 for small, public universities.

The Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS) is a dedicated resource for veterans, service members, reservists, National Guard, veteran dependents, and military families. The campus community is invited to join OVSS to honor Veterans Day with events throughout the week:

  • Honor Flight Cards

Join OVSS to write cards to our nation’s Veterans who are part of an Honor Flight.

Wednesday, November 8th 11:00am—2:00pm | Fireside

Thursday, November 9th 11:45am—2:00pm | Fireside


Honor Flight Northeast Indiana is a recognized independent hub of the Honor Flight network and was created to raise funds and provide volunteers to take veterans from WWII and all wars after directly from Fort Wayne to Washington DC. Upon arrival, motor coaches will be standing by to transport them to their WWII Memorial, as well as other memorial stops throughout the day before flying them back home the same evening.

The immediate focus of the Honor Flight Network will always be on our WWII veterans and those veterans from any war that have a terminal illness; however, the vision goes beyond WWII. Honor Flight is now paying tribute to America’s other heroes that served during the Korean and Vietnam wars, followed by veterans of more current wars. They too, have given much and it is time to show them that their efforts will not be forgotten.

  • MRE Taste Testing

Have you ever been curious what an MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) tastes like?

Join the Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS) where you can learn more and try different varieties of MREs at the First Generation Celebration Day event!

Wednesday, November 8th, 11am-2pm, Fireside

  • Veterans Day Ceremony & Luncheon

The Office of Veteran Student Services cordially invites you to attend this special day to honor our service members and veterans, past and present, who have served our nation.

Thursday, November 9th

Ceremony – 11am-11:30am, Fireside

Luncheon -11:45am-2pm, Fireside


For more information, please contact the Office of Veteran Student Services at or 520-4115.

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