UNCG will host a campus-wide Veterans Day Celebration this Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. along College Avenue and inside Elliott University Center (EUC).

The event, which is open to the public, kicks off in the morning with a holiday card signing for deployed service members in the EUC Commons, and various activities along College Avenue and on the Jackson Library lawn – from team building exercises to MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) sampling.

The formal program – beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the lawn between College Ave. and the Minerva statue – includes a poetry reading from student veteran Shawn Weigman, a message from keynote speaker Col. Barbara Kucharczyk ’70 and an Air Force swearing-in ceremony.

After the program, all attendees are invited to mingle with student veterans and meet Kucharczyk, a fellow Spartan and 22-year veteran of the United States Air Force, at a reception in the EUC’s Kirkland Room.

“Veterans Day is meant to be a celebration, and it’s meant to raise awareness about issues facing veterans today,” said Brad Wrenn, coordinator of UNCG’s Veterans Resource Center. “This campus-wide event is an opportunity for the university to honor and celebrate not only our student veterans, but veterans in the Greensboro community and beyond.”

In addition, on Friday evening, the College of Visual and Performing Arts will host a reading of “A Few Good Men” at 5:30 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium. Admission is free; however, donations will be accepted for the Veterans Enrichment and Support Fund for student veterans on campus.

To learn more about military and veteran services at UNCG, visit veterans.uncg.edu.

 

Join the celebration on social media: Tag your Veterans Day posts #uncgvets and look for an event Snapchat filter in and around the EUC.

 

Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications
Photography by Jiyoung Park, University Communications