UNCG to hold Veterans Day celebration

Posted on November 07, 2019

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Each year, flags are placed on the Kaplan Commons (EUC Lawn) for Veterans Day to represent the approximately 1,500 military-affiliated students at UNCG.

UNC Greensboro will celebrate Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11, with various activities on campus starting at 10 a.m.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Student Veterans Association (SVA) and Staff Senate will be holding a holiday card signing for deployed service members in the EUC Commons. Military recruiters, various lawn games, and military vehicles will be on the Jackson Library lawn, and SVA will be hosting a YETI fundraiser. The Marine Corps will offer a combat fitness test, and the Military Affiliated Students Association will offer MRE sampling for those who would like to taste field rations.

At 1:30 p.m., the campus community will gather on the Kaplan Commons (EUC lawn) for a program that will include a poetry reading by student and warrior poet Aaron Graham and a keynote speech from former city attorney of Greensboro Jim Hoffman. UNCG’s a capella group, Seraphim, will perform the National Anthem, and the UNCG Army ROTC color guard will present the colors. The U.S. Marine Corps will conduct a swearing-in ceremony for recruits. The program will be followed by a reception in the EUC Commons for special guests, student veterans, and their families.

Flags will be set up on the southwest corner of Kaplan Commons to represent the approximately 1,500 military-affiliated students at UNCG.

In honor of Veterans Day, UNCG Athletics is offering a discounted $5 ticket rate for military-affiliated students’ friends and family for the UNCG men’s basketball game against Averett at 7 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. The first 100 to buy discounted tickets will receive an additional $5 concessions voucher for the game courtesy of the Military Affiliated Students Association.

Click here to RSVP for the event. To order additional tickets at $5 each, click here and enter the code VETAPPRECIATION.

The deadline to order is Monday, November 11 at noon. Call 336-334-3250 for more information.

To learn more about services and programs for military-affiliated students on campus, visit military.uncg.edu.


Story by Alexandra McQueen, University Communications
Photography by Jiyoung Park, University Communications


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