Emory has been holding a ceremony to thank and honour veterans on Veterans Day of the armed forces for more than ten years. The remembrance will take place at 11 a.m. on the Quad on Friday, November 11, and all current and former members of the university community are encouraged to attend.
Since graduating in 1993 with a degree in history, Andrew West has been employed by Emory. West, who also spent 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, was instrumental in establishing the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration in 2009. He enlisted the help of former vice president Gary Hauk to organize the first ceremony after becoming frustrated by the lack of Veterans Day recognition on campus. It rained that first year, but the community benefited from the extra moisture.
West, the executive centre administrator at the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance, says, “My mom, dad, and sister usually come to this event as well.” They handled all the logistics whenever I was called up for reserve duty or sent to annual training. On Veterans Day, we honour our nation’s heroes, both living and dead, for their service and sacrifice.
This year’s emcee is Matt Ball, a Goizueta Business School MBA student who will also be hosting the event. At the outset of the show, we will stand at attention for the playing of the national anthem. Then, at the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh month, all fighting in World War I was officially declared to have ended. This day is known as Armistice Day. The “Armed Forces Medley” will play as the ceremony winds down, and then refreshments will be served.
Emory veterans and Army ROTC cadets will form an honour guard for the 2022 Veterans Day celebration. Undergraduates at Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University may cross-enrol in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) to join the Army or Air Force (KSU). These students attend Emory for their first two years of college and then transfer to Kansas State University for their military education.
Hunter Bryson is a senior studying finance and an active member of the Army ROTC. Bryson, a resident of Jackson, Mississippi, has volunteered to serve in the Honor Guard. Since his father and grandfathers on both sides of the family had served in the military, he always knew he wanted to do something related to the military.
For Bryson, Veterans Day “is a commemoration for all those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces to contribute to something greater than themselves,” he writes.
Our keynote speaker this year is Matt Wain, a veteran of the United States Army and the current chief executive officer of Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, Emory University Hospital Smyrna, and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods. At the event, he will address the crowd on the many ways Emory helps veterans, from finding jobs to assisting with PTSD (PTSD).
In conjunction with the Emory Brain Health Center, the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program treats post-9/11 veterans and service members for a wide range of mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), brain damage, military sexual trauma, depression, and anxiety. Both standard and intensive outpatient treatments are available, with the former integrating psychiatry, neurology, sleep, rehabilitative medicine, wellness, and family support while the latter focuses on these areas and more.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen Emory as one of just 18 nursing schools in the country to participate in the prestigious Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership. Selected undergraduate and graduate nursing students get the skills they need to provide top-notch care to America’s veterans. De’Miah Greene is a reserve in the United States Navy and a student in the accelerated BSN program.
Unless otherwise noted, all scheduled events will take place this coming Friday, November 11
It’s time for the tenth annual Veterans Suicide Awareness March in Green Bay. Date: Saturday, November 12 Time: 1:00 PM Place: KI Convention Center, 333 Main St. There will be an opening ceremony at 8, and the walk will start at 9. At 6 AM, sign up for $35. The 4th H.O.A.H. (Helping Out Our American Heroes) in Wisconsin raises the most money each year at this event.
Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by the Fox Valley Veterans Council; Outagamie County Courthouse, 11 a.m., November 11. Chief Master Sgt. Jessica Maple (ret.) of the Wisconsin Air National Guard will be the featured speaker at this event, which will also feature a rifle salute by the American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard and patriotic music performed by the Fox Valleyaires.
The Veteran Services Department at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay is planning a week full of activities for military members, reservists, veterans, and their families. Anyone may attend any event that is not private. On Tuesday, November 8, from 9 AM to 11 AM, the University Union’s 1965 Room will host a veterans employment workshop; on Wednesday, November 9, from 4 PM to 6 PM, the Weidner Center foyer will host the 17th annual Chancellor’s Reception; and on Thursday, November 10, from 11 AM to 1 PM, 227 Mary Ann Cofrin Hall will host a veterans brunch (Veterans Lounge).
Unless otherwise specified, all discounts will end on Friday, November 11.
From November 7-13, veterans can get a free watch battery replacement (limit 1) at American Antiques & Jewelry in Green Bay.
The BROWN COUNTY RIFLE RANGE is open daily from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM and is a free shooting range and archery ring. Please show your military ID at the door.
Through November 12th, FLEET FARM is offering a 10% discount on all in-store purchases to all veterans and active-duty military personnel.
All current and retired military people are entitled to a free personal-size Little Joe pizza of their choice.
At the Appleton, Grand Chute, and Oshkosh Jiffy Lube facilities, active, retired, and veteran military personnel enjoys half off an oil change.
KOHL’S will provide 30% off in-store purchases to current and past military people, as well as their immediate families, from November 11th through the 13th with proper identification. Every Monday of the year, current and former members of the armed forces, as well as their immediate family members, may take advantage of Kohl’s “Military Mondays” discount of 15% off in-store purchases.
Veterans get free admission to the Packers Hall of Fame at LAMBEAU FIELD on Veterans Day with valid military IDs. Veteran and active-duty military members may get 10% off all in-store purchases at the Packers Pro Shop during November, and 20% off on Veterans Day (some standard exclusions apply). From now through the end of November 1919 Kitchen & Tap is offering a 25% discount to all active and retired military personnel and veterans on food and non-alcoholic drinks.
In select hotels around the United States, LA QUINTA offers a 12% discount off our Best Available Rate to qualified members of the armed forces.
New Zoo and Adventure Park, Suamico – Active duty troops, veterans, and their families get free entry. In addition to a 20% discount on all goods in the Paws & Claws Gift Shop, we will provide complimentary coffee and cookies to our honoured visitors while supplies last. Discounted tickets are available only at the door and not for purchase online in advance. Memberships, adoption packages, entrance day tickets, and “experience” purchases are excluded from merchandise discounts.
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