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Honoring Veterans On Nov. 11

Holland "Holly" Wuthrich '16 November 8, 2019 8:51 AM updated: November 11, 2019 10:32 AM

Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. Photo by Patrick Danielczyk '03.
Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. Photo by Patrick Danielczyk '03.

The Association of Former Students joins our nation in honoring and saying “thank you” this Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day coincides with Armistice Day, which is commemorated every year on Nov. 11 to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany for the cessation of hostilities of World War I, which took effect at 11 a.m. – the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. 

Veterans Day will be commemorated and recognized across Texas A&M’s campus and throughout the Brazos Valley. In addition, numerous programs at Texas A&M and across the nation serve to support and honor veterans each and every day. Continue reading to learn more. 

AROUND CAMPUS

Corps of Cadets Annual Veterans Day Salute and Wreath-Laying Ceremony 
Monday, Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m.
North end of the Quadrangle

In 1918, at the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns went silent all across Europe, signaling the end to World War I. At the same time on Monday, Nov. 11, the Corps will lay four ceremonial wreaths on campus: at the Memorial Student Center, the Spanish-American War Memorial, the World War I Memorial and the Post-World War II Memorial on the Corps Memorial Plaza in honor of all of our veterans.

Following the wreath laying, members of the Ross Volunteer Company will perform a 21-gun salute and the Corps Bugler will play Taps. More on that event can be found here

Free Museum Admission for Military Members and Families
Monday, Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will honor military members and their families again this Veterans Day by offering free admission to all active-duty, retirees, veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and Coast Guard members as well as up to five family members on Monday, Nov. 11. The museum hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AROUND THE BRAZOS VALLEY

Veterans Day Ceremony - Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial
Monday, Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. 
Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station

Activities will commence with the “Honor Wall Roll Call,” a reading of military veteran names recently added to the memorial’s Wall of Honor. Musical renditions, remarks and presentations to follow include: National Anthem & Texas Our Texas, Special recognition of Brazos Valley Heroes (Service Medley), Rifle Salute by the Ross Volunteers, Taps and more. More information can be found here.

Veterans Day Ceremony at American Legion Post 159
Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
101 Waco Street, Bryan, Texas 77803

The public is invited to American Legion Post 159 for their annual Veterans Day ceremony starting at 11 a.m. More information can be found here.

Veterans Ride Free with Brazos Transit District

To thank and honor veterans and active military members, Brazos Transit District will offer free unlimited rides to all U.S. Armed Forces Veterans & Active Military on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. For more information visit btd.org/veterans-day-2019 or contact Jo Penn at (979) 255-9214. 

SUPPORTING VETERANS

Veteran Resource and Support Center

The Veteran Resource and Support Center (VRSC) provides caring and personalized support to Aggie undergraduate and graduate student veterans. Opened in 2012, the VRSC helps our veterans navigate Texas A&M and provide a welcoming space, peer mentoring, and tools to succeed academically and personally.

Aggie Ring Scholarships for student veterans

Anyone can give to provide an Aggie Ring Scholarship for student veterans at Texas A&M. Read about how here.

As well as donors’ gifts made specifically to Ring or other scholarship funds, any gift made to The Association generally helps support these scholarships. Thank you to all members of The Association who help these Aggie students’ dreams come true. You can learn more by contacting Sheila Connor ’92 at (979) 845-7514 or SConnor92@AggieNetwork.com.

HONORING VETERANS

Nominations are being accepted for WWII veterans to receive the French Legion of Merit, France’s highest honor.

Project Aggie Valor is an ongoing effort to identify all former students who have been awarded the nation’s second highest award for valor—the Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross or Air Force Cross. View the list or provide additional information at tx.ag/valor.

The Liberator Information Project seeks to identify Texans who helped liberate the Nazi concentration camps during WWII. Please direct individuals fitting this description to this link for additional details here.

This year marks the 101st anniversary of the armistice of the Great War. See a list, and photos of many, of the known Aggies who sacrificed their lives fighting in World War I here.

To join the tens of thousands of generous Aggies who donate to support Texas A&M and Texas Aggies, visit tx.ag/give.



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