Flags will be set up on the Kaplan Commons lawn to create the Field of Honor, and military recruiters will be on campus, with promotional vehicles. The Marine Corps will offer a combat fitness test, and the Student Veterans Association (SVA) will host an MRE sampling, for those who would like to taste field rations. The events will be held in front of Jackson Library.
The 1:30 p.m. program will include speakers, such as Major Michael Linnane, a moment of silence and the National Anthem, performed by the UNCG Spartones. A student veteran, David Zochol, will read an essay about his experience overseas, and the U.S. Air Force will conduct a swearing-in ceremony for several students. The program will be followed by a reception at the UNCG Veterans Resource Center for special guests, student veterans and their families.
Throughout the day, there will be a card-signing table for veterans, sponsored by Staff Senate and the SVA, in the EUC Commons, as well as a display table for the Women’s Veterans Historical Project.
At the evening UNCG basketball game against Virginia, the 82nd Airborne Division All American Band from Fort Bragg will perform the National Anthem and a military medley at halftime. Paul Chelimo, a UNCG alumnus, silver medal winner in this year’s Olympics and active military member, will be in attendance. The game will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum at 7 p.m. and free tickets are available at the game for military ID-holding student veterans and their families. For more information on tickets, contact Adam Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 334-3250, or visit the UNCG Ticket Office in the Coleman Building.
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By Susan Kirby-Smith
Updated with new information Nov. 7.