SDSU homecoming events to include remembrance of war heroes
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Homecoming activities will continue at San Diego State
University Friday with a ceremony to remember students killed during military
The event, the 15th such annual ceremony, will take place on the lawn
outside the trolley station. The War Memorial has been temporarily displaced by
construction on a new student union building.
According to the school, the memorial was dedicated in 1996 to Aztecs
who died on the battlefields of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The SDSU
Alumni Association's War Memorial Committee is working on a design that will
add names of those who fell in more recent conflicts.
SDSU has 1,200 students who are either veterans or active-duty military.
The Navy Band Southwest Ceremonial Band will perform at the ceremony,
and there will also be a wreath laying and a flyover. A reception is then
scheduled at the school's Veterans Center.
At 6 p.m., the fourth annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration is
scheduled at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, with proceeds benefiting
the Marshall Faulk Foundation.
Homecoming events conclude Saturday with a 7:30 p.m. football game
against TCU at Qualcomm Stadium.