Each year, UNCG honors its veteran students and all who have served in the United States military with a Veterans Day celebration.
The Field of Honor will be set up on Kaplan Commons in front of the Elliott University Center Monday, Nov. 9, and it will stay up until the afternoon of Nov. 13. There will be 1,636 flags to represent each North Carolinian who fell during the Vietnam War.
Those same individuals will be recognized on Veterans Day – Wed., Nov. 11 – when students, faculty and staff will take turns reading each of the 1,636 names beginning at 11:30 a.m. and continuing until approximately 1:30 p.m., followed by a Veterans Day ceremony.
Brig. General Ted Crichton and U.S. Congressman Mark Walker will speak during the ceremony, recognizing those who have served and who are serving in the United States military. Chrichton served 36 years in the United States Air Force before retiring in 1980, and is a big supporter of UNCG’s Veterans Resource Center. Walker represents North Carolina’s sixth district in the United States House of Representatives.
Follow #uncgvets on Twitter and Instagram for posts from UNCG’s Veterans Day program. Use that hashtag to post your own photos from campus events or to share appreciation for U.S. veterans.
Story by Jeanie Groh, University Relations