The Texas A&M University System and the Veterans Support Office want to thank and honor our Student Veterans for their service, commitment and sacrifice for our country. Each of our universities and branch campus work hard to serve our Student Veterans and Active Military Students, and we are proud of the special recognition each of them put forth to honor them this Veterans Day.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Texas A&M University remembered all who served with a week of events and offerings from across the Bryan & College Station communities. The Corps of Cadets Wreath Laying will occur November 11 at 11:11:11 a.m.; many free meals and activities are available all week; and opportunities to receive a free passport, courtesy of the Study Abroad Office, are available for veterans by registering on their website.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT GALVESTON
The Aggies by the Sea will be observing Veterans Day with their own Wreath Ceremony at the Propeller, followed by an appreciation lunch.
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY
Prairie View A&M has been celebrating Veterans Week since November 8 with a speaker, wearing Honor Ribbons, and student veterans will be honored at halftime at the game on Saturday.
TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY
Tarleton hosted the Military Appreciation Football game at Texan Stadium on November 5. Former service members and their families received free admission and were honored during the beginning of the game and half time. Stephenville and Tarleton kicked off the Veterans Day week on Saturday before the football game with the Veterans Day parade.
TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
A&M International honored their veterans with a banquet, luncheon, and evening ball. The Commissioner Elect Jesse Gonzalez 2nd Annual Veterans Health Fair was held on November 10 with resources available to Veterans and their families. A&M International will end their festivities with a Veterans Recognition Event on November 19.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI
A&M-Corpus Christi will honor their Veterans and active military personnel at their Veterans Day Celebration today, November 11 at 11 a.m.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE
A&M-Kingsville began Veterans Day with a solemn ceremony honoring our Veterans by the Student Veterans Association. A Veterans Day brunch is sponsored by the university, and this evening the Victory Belles will be performing at the Jones Auditorium. The Victory Belles are a vocal trio that serves as the ambassadors of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
West Texas A&M’s appreciation began honoring their Veterans last week with the Veterans Network annual reception at the President’s home, and their activities will go through November 12 ending with Military Veterans Ball. The football team took time to recognize Network officers as well as all community service members with a Veterans Appreciation game on November 5, and the university will be present at the community’s annual Welcome Home event hosted by the Amarillo VA.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE
This year’s theme for Texas A&M University-Commerce is Honoring Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraq Freedom. The Veterans Vigil was lit November 9-10 which was to honor POW/MIA as well as veterans and fallen soldiers of all wars and conflicts. The Moving Wall honoring Texas veterans that have lost their lives in OEF & OIF was on campus during this time as well.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-TEXARKANA
A&M-Texarkana honored those who served all week, November 7-11. Their activities included a movie night, a military obstacle course, BBQ, and end with a flag ceremony.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CENTRAL TEXAS
A Veteran Appreciation Day Benefit Expo held on November 8 provided veterans, active duty service members, and military affiliated student’s access to resources available to them in the Central Texas area. Additionally, the university’s ROTC Cadets will be performing color guard this morning as well as march with the JROTC in the Killeen Veterans Day parade in representation of the university.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-SAN ANTONIO
A&M-San Antonio observes November as Military Family Appreciation Month and their events spanned from November 1-17. They kicked off the month by providing veterans and their families a session on how to start or maintain a small business. The ROTC/Student Veteran Flag raising ceremony is happening this morning and is followed by a ceremony, luncheon, and then parade. Their activities end next week with a career and networking event.
According to the official Spring 2016 data, over 12,000 veterans, service members and military-affiliated dependents attended A&M System institutions. The A&M System receives more than $30 million annually in GI BIll revenues. All members of the A&M System follow the Best Practices guidelines issued by Chancellor Sharp to coordinate and enhance veteran support for all our universities. The A&M System is committed to providing a welcoming environment, quality education and path to success for veterans, dependents and the military community.