The Washington and Lee Veterans’ Advocates organization is partnering with the Student Bar Association and Hull’s Drive-In to host a “Military Movie Night” on Wednesday, November 2. The featured film will be “Black Hawk Down.”
Admission to the film will be free. However, WLVA will be encouraging and collecting donations to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical or trade school, as well as family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations service members who lose their lives in the line of duty. 100 percent of the donations collected at the gate will go to the charity.
Gates at Hull’s will open at 5:00 p.m. and the VMI Band will perform before the screening begins at 6:30 p.m. The concession stand will be open for purchases.
“The event will provide a great opportunity for the community to show support for our Nation’s fallen Special Operations warriors and their families a week before Veterans Day,” said Nick Ramos, founder of the WLVA.
WLVA is one of the newer student organizations at W&L Law. Its mission is to provide a forum of discussion and support for those affiliated with the U.S. Armed Forces, Coast Guard, or those interested in military veterans' issues, national security strategy, or defense policy. WLVA is dedicated to advocating for veterans and increasing awareness of issues related to veterans, national security strategy, or defense policy.
To learn more about WLVA, read a recent Q&A with Nick Ramos on the W&L Law website.