UTB to Honor Veterans with
a Week of Activities
- NOV.7, 2013
- Monday, November 11
and 60 American flags will be posted along the walkway in front
of Main on University Blvd for the 14th
annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday at
University of Texas at Brownsville.
The public is invited to the
ceremony that will begin at 11 a.m.at the lawn in front of the Library at
University Blvd. U.S.
Congressman Filemón Vela
will deliver the keynote address at the event which
will include the playing of Taps, a 21 gun salute and music selections by the
UTB Master Chorale.
“Our university welcomes our veterans with open arms knowing
what sacrifices they have endured,” said David. F. Rivera, Director of Veterans
Upward Bound. “Critics can argue our call to serve, but they can never take
away our pride in serving our great nation. We will honor our veterans not only
at the ceremony but all week at various activities.”
The Department of Student Life
on display a Memory Wall to write positive words of encouragement for loved
ones and veterans currently deployed.
UTB will also be part of a nationwide grass-roots effort
called The National Roll Call 2013
project to honor those who
have served and are serving, as well as the fallen. Members
of the campus community will read the names of 8,400 veterans, living or deceased, who have served in any or
all eras of service.
The national roll call will take place in the courtyard of
Main following a moment of silence. Volunteers will read names from 1 p.m. to 2
p.m. Monday Nov. 11 and 9 a.m.to 11a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12,
Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Friday Nov. 15.
UTB is a military friendly school
and is committed to helping current and former military students start or continue their education.
At the Office of Veterans
Services, veterans can receive assistance with enrollment, registration,
advising and help navigating the paperwork of the various financial aid
opportunities available to veterans.
“UT Brownsville is proud to serve those who have served our
country and is committed to helping our new and returning veterans and their
dependents and all our students to achieve their goals,” said Patricia H.
Rodriguez, Administrative Services/Operations Manager.
The Office of Veterans Services is
located inside the Enrollment Center @
the Tower in Main,. For more information, please call
(956) 882- 8980 .
Another veteran-focused program
on the UTB campus is Veterans Upward Bound, located in room 2.28 of the Student Union on Ringgold
Road. Veterans are encouraged to seek support services such as pre/post
assessment testing, academic tutoring and career counseling.
For more information on Veterans
Upward Bound, contact David Rivera at 956-832-7127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case of inclement weather,
the Veterans Day ceremony will be moved to El Gran Salon.