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A Belle Favorite: The Veterans' Dance

As a Distinguished Belle in the Philanthropy office, I spent most of my time during the first few weeks of school talking with prospective Belles during the 2014 Fall Bruin Belles recruitment. The most common question from these possible future Belles was “What is your favorite Belles event?” Each time I was asked this question, the answer came effortlessly. My favorite event is the quarterly dance at the West Los Angeles Veterans’ Hospital. The hospital hosts a Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and Spring dance. Belles are given the opportunity to attend the dance and interact with the veterans. This is my favorite event because (aside from absolutely loving to dance), I really enjoy spending time with the veterans and hearing their stories. I am so honored to be able to give my time to those who have given so much to our country. Seeing their smiles as we all dance along to everything from the Jackson 5 to Pitbull is a wonderful reminder of why I love Belles! I cannot wait to attend all the future dances!

Giuliana Battaglini
Distinguished Belle
Second Year Bruin Belle


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