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CSUSM Memorial Day Observance Includes Keynote by Wounded Warrior and Ironman Triathlete Eric McEvenny, May 5

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung

The Veterans Center at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites the community to a special Memorial Day observance on Tuesday, May 5 at 12 p.m., to pay tribute to fallen military heroes. Retired U.S. Marine Corp Captain Eric McEvenny, who was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while on a tour of duty in Afganistan in 2011, will be the guest keynote speaker.

Following his injury, McEvenny underwent a below the knee amputation of his right leg—a life changing opportunity that began his next journey. Faced with a new physical challenge and an uncertain future, McEvenny promised himself that he would one day run an Ironman Triathlon, which includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile marathon, in under 12 hours. In 2013, he crossed the finish line in 11 hours and 50 minutes. In total, McEvenny has now completed 20 triathlons, including three full Ironman races, and now travels across the country to speak, inspire and motivate others to grow from challenge.



What: Memorial Day Observance at CSUSM

When: Tuesday, May 5 at 12 p.m.

Where: CSUSM Veterans Center - 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos

Directions and Parking

CSUSM is located at 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $4 to $9 depending upon length of stay.