ASC Community Partnerships rededicates building to valley veterans

(11-16-2010)

On Veteran's Day, across the nation, men and women who served in the United States military are recognized and honored. Adams State College President Dave Svaldi wants San Luis Valley veterans to be remembered every day of the year.

On Saturday, November 13, the ASC Community Partnerships Outreach Building was rededicated to all San Luis Valley veterans. "I want our students to recognize and remember this special part of the campus' history."

  The Star Spangled Banner brings veterans and community members to their feet in respect.

The Star Spangled Banner brings veterans and community members to their feet in respect.

The building was originally dedicated to World War II veterans when it became the Student Union Memorial Building, in 1957. Since then it has been occupied by the Art Department and now by ASC Community Partnerships. "I hope we will remember, with gratitude, all veterans of all wars -- those who returned home, and especially those who did not," Svaldi said.

Special guests at the rededication included the Colorado State Veterans Center (CSVC) at Homelake residents. Mindy Montague, CSVC administrator, said: "Thank you for taking the time to honor our veterans, the families who support them and our heroes that are no longer with us." The CSVC veterans and ASC Community Partnerships employees and volunteers worked together over the last month to create artwork, which currently hangs in the ASC Community Partnerships Gallery through November 30.

Also included in the exhibit are artifacts and military memorabilia on loan from the CSVC museum. "Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your building dedication that is displaying the beautiful artwork and memorabilia provided by veterans and their family members," Montague added.

Contact ASC Community Partnerships at 719-587-8209 for more information.