Texas A&M University-San Antonio celebrates Veterans Week 2020

By University Communications

Wednesday, 11 11 2020

Military Embracing institution honors military and military-connected individuals with week of special events

SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M University-San Antonio kicks off Veterans Week 2020 with a full week of events on campus Nov. 9-14 to celebrate all individuals who are serving or have served in our nation’s armed forces.

Built around Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Veterans Week is spearheaded by the A&M-San Antonio Office of Military Affairs (OMA) in partnership with several other University departments, including Recreational Sports and the Student Counseling Center. The events include a donation drive and a workout challenge, plus events that highlight issues important to the military community, such as a mental health session with the Student Counseling Center and a Remembering Everyone Deployed (R.E.D.) T-shirt giveaway. The highlight of the week is Veterans Day, Nov. 11, which will feature a flag raising, a bald eagle presentation and a grab-and-go lunch for veterans.

A&M-San Antonio is a Military Embracing™ institution where one in six students are veterans, active military and their dependents. The OMA helps the University’s military-connected community succeed academically, while building enduring relationships of mutual support with the University community. OMA also connects them with helpful community organizations and resources for their next mission. The goal of OMA is that the University’s military-connected graduates leave A&M-San Antonio with a solid foundation, resulting in truly meaningful opportunities for further service to others and career success. Visit tamusa.edu/militaryaffairs for more information.

Veterans Week 2020 Schedule of Events:

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Lunch & Bald Eagle Presentation
9 a.m., Flag Raising | Behind Patriots’ Casa
11 a.m., Bald Eagle Presentation | Patriots’ Casa Ceremony Room
1 p.m., Veterans Grab-and-Go Lunch | Patriots’ Casa Ceremony Room

Nov. 12: Workout Challenge with Rec. Sports
11 a.m., Patriots’ Casa Front Entrance

Nov. 13: R.E.D. Shirt Friday Giveaway
12 p.m., Patriots’ Casa Front Entrance

Nov. 14: Future Jaguar Fest
9 a.m., A&M-San Antonio campus

For more information, contact the A&M-San Antonio Office of Integrated Marketing & Communications at (210) 784-1120 or PR@tamusa.edu.

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a comprehensive, four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in south San Antonio, A&M-San Antonio is a Military Embracing™ institution offering over 30 undergraduate and graduate degrees to over 6,700 students. The university is home to the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders and the Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center. A&M-San Antonio holds the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Visit tamusa.edu for more information.