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    Paul G. Delaney '66, Chair of the BC Veterans' Alumni Network, thanks Gen. John J. Sheehan '62, USMC (Ret.) for his keynote address
    at the Second Annual Veterans' Reunion Reception on June, 2, 2012.


    The Boston College Veterans Alumni Network (BCVAN) was established in 2011 to honor the University’s servicemen and women and to strengthen the bonds among alumni, veterans, and the greater BC community.

    BCVAN is dedicated to:
    • Promoting, highlighting, and sponsoring University news and events for veterans and their families and friends, including the annual Veterans Remembrance Mass and Ceremony and the annual Reunion Weekend Veterans’ Reception
    • Serving as a resource to all Boston College ROTC programs, including BC students who are currently participating and alumni who previously enrolled in the USMC PLC, NROTC, and AFROTC programs at Boston University
    • Providing mentoring and networking opportunities to current students and alumni who are transitioning from military to civilian life
    • Supporting members of the BC community who are currently deployed or serving on active duty, especially those stationed overseas

    All Boston College servicemen and women are automatically enrolled as members of BCVAN and will receive University communications concerning the latest news and upcoming events for veterans, their families, and friends.

    Do you have information about BC alumni who are currently serving or have served in the armed forces? If you would like to ensure that BC recognizes your veteran status or that of a fellow classmate or friend, email BCVETS@bc.edu and include your name, class year, branch of service, and email address.

    Upcoming BCVAN Events

    Wreaths Across America
    Wreaths Across America
    December 13, 2014 8:00 AM

    Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

    Boston College and Holy Cross Alumni and friends rally at Arlington National Cemetery to decorate graves of interred alumni, friends, and family members with holiday wreaths. More information.

    Watch
    Watch "Experiencing Vietnam"
    As part of this year's Veterans Day celebrations, the BC Veterans Alumni Network co-sponsored a panel on the Vietnam War experience. Click here to watch a recording of the program.

    BCVAN News

    To Love and Serve: World War II Chaplains of the New England Province of Jesuits, a new e-book, edited by Joseph P. Duffy, S.J., contains a rich history of Jesuits who served as chaplains in the military- beginning in 1550 with Rev. James Laynez, S.J., who succeeded St. Ignatius as General of the Society of Jesus to serve as military chaplain. Dedicated to graduates of New England Jesuit higher education and secondary school institutions who died serving their country, the book includes a chapter of personal accounts of their experiences entitled "In Their Own Words." Also included is the 2013 Veterans Day Remembrance address of Robert L. Keane, S.J., the new Rector of the Boston College Jesuit Community. Click here for more information.

    Boston College Veterans Memorial

    The Boston College Veterans Memorial honors alumni who died in service to their country.  The BC Veterans Memorial Website contains a database of alumni veterans who died in conflict as well as other information about the Memorial and resources for veterans and their families.  View the BC Veterans Memorial Website.  

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    Honor Flight

    The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created "solely to honor American's veterans for all their sacrifices."  The organization transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials.  Top priority is given to senior veterans- WWII survivors, along with other veterans who may be terminally ill.  Learn more about this organization. » Read more

      
    Connect with BCVAN

    Light the World Campaign