UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG will mark Veterans Day with events Friday

Veterans Day will be marked at UNCG Friday with several events.

The biggest campus event will be UNCG’s annual Veterans Day Celebration, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. along College Avenue and Jackson Library lawn. Activities will include a variety of team-building exercises, military displays, food trucks, games led by members of the Army, Air Force and Navy, and a Meals Ready to Eat sampling table. UNCG’s Student Veterans Association (SVA) will also be fundraising during the event.

But that’s not all to expect on Friday:

  • There will be a holiday card signing in the EUC Commons at 10 a.m. for service members currently serving overseas and veterans in our local area. This will be hosted by UNCG Staff Senate.

  • A formal program, part of the Celebration, will be held 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on the lawn between College Ave. and the Minerva statue. The event will be led by SVA member, VRC work study and Navy Reservist Tia McClellan, with keynote speaker and retired Air Force Colonel Barbara Kucharczyk. There will be a poetry reading and a joint services swearing-in ceremony. The national anthem will be sung by the Spartones.

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

Compiled by Ishan Davis