For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771


Touro University California Celebrates Veterans Day at the Historic Mare Island Naval Hospital

(Vallejo, CA) – Touro University California (TUC) invites you to join in honoring our veterans at the flagpole in front of the historic Mare Island Naval Hospital this Veterans Day, Monday November 11. The TUC Military Club will lead the ceremony to honor our veterans and their service, and a moment of silence will be held during taps. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be provided. 



  • Dr. Sarah Sweitzer, TUC Provost and Chief Academic Officer
  • Veteran Joy Dugan, Class of 2012 alumna
  • Daniel Strayve, TUC Military Club President


  • Our honorable veteran service men and women
  • TUC faculty, staff, students and interested community members 

WHERE: Mare Island Hospital Flagpole, Vallejo, CA (directions provided below)

WHEN: Monday, November 11, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

AVAILABLE INTERVIEWS/VISUALS FOR MEDIA: Interviews and photos with local veterans, especially invited are those who previously worked on the Mare Island naval base, as well as faculty, medical/public health professionals and community members in attendance.

WHY: With Veterans Day, the country takes a moment to honor and thank all military personnel who have served in past wars or during peace time, particularly living veterans. TUC is especially grateful for Mare Island’s rich naval history and the contributions of Navy men and women who worked at the former hospital that now makes up current campus buildings.

DIRECTIONS: From the Mare Island Causeway, continue straight and turn left on Azuar Drive. From CA-37, take the Mare Island exit and continue on Railroad Avenue. Turn right onto G Street and then left onto Azuar Drive. Continue on Azuar Drive for two miles. Past the roundabout, turn right onto Club Drive. Enter left at the next stop sign to the parking lot behind the historic Mare Island Hospital

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: