Nov. 1–11, 2019

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Other ways to support our veterans

Many of us are unsure of how to participate in Salute to Service. Here are a few ideas to help you honor a veteran you know or one you don't. 

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Stories of service 

Our Sun Devil service members and veterans have many powerful stories to share. 

In celebration of Veterans Day, Arizona State University proudly honors veterans and active members of the military with an annual series of events across the metro Phoenix campuses. 

The ASU community is invited to attend all of the Salute to Service events, which include military appreciation athletic events, performances, panel discussions and activities sponsored by student clubs.

Please note: The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

ASU President Michael Crow’s 2018 Salute to Service message

2019 Salute to Service through service

Individuals who volunteer to serve in our country’s military are often motivated by a strong desire to help, protect and give back to others — and this drive to serve often continues after their time in the military. Arizona State University honors all the brave and selfless men and women who serve and have served in the military, and specifically wants to recognize those who have continued in a career of service after leaving the military. Thank you!

We also recognize that this dedication to service isn’t inherent only in members of the military and veterans — millions of everyday Americans find value and fulfillment in serving their communities. With the theme Salute to Service through service, ASU’s 2019 Salute to Service events are dedicated to all Americans who serve, whether on the front lines of combat or the front lines of improving their communities.

ASU’s annual Salute to Service celebration is traditionally a week of academic, social and athletic events, with opportunities for the ASU family to honor veterans and serve in the community.

What you can do

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Transitioning to Civilian Life

Transitioning to Civilian Life: Cliff Vellucci 

After a successful career in the Marine Corps, Cliff Vellucci returned to higher education to earn an education degree at Arizona State University. Now, as an assistant principal in an elementary school in Phoenix, Cliff continues his lifelong commitment to serve his community.