Veterans Celebration: Nov. 2-11, 2013

Veterans celebration poster

Week Long Event:

Akron at War: The Rubber City and World War II
Open Hours of Bierce Library
Bierce Library, Main Floor Wall Cases
Sponsored by: University Libraries


Saturday, Nov 2:

Akron Zips vs. Kent State: Military Appreciation Day
*Tickets FREE for all Veterans and members on Active Duty.  $17 rate for Family and Friends.
Time: 3:30pm at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field


Monday, Nov. 4:

“My Vietnam, Your Iraq” 
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  
Bierce Library Learning Studio 154 
Sponsored by: University Libraries


Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 4 & 5:

Military History Collections at The University of Akron Archival Services
Open Hours of SU Staffed 10am - 4pm
Student Union, Trapezoid Lounge
Sponsored by: University Libraries


Tuesday, Nov. 5:

“Frontline: The Soldier’s Heart”
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Bierce Library Learning Studio 154
Sponsored by: University Libraries


Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 5 & 6:

U.S. Armed Forces Living History Displays & Presentations
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Location: Coleman Common
Sponsored by: Military Veterans Steering Committee, Zips Programming Network (ZPN)


Wednesday, Nov. 6:

“We were soldiers once…and young: La Drang, the Battle that changed the War in Vietnam”
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Bierce Library Learning Studio 154
Sponsored by: University Libraries


Thursday, Nov. 7:

“Red Tails Reborn”
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Bierce Library Learning Studio 154
Sponsored by: University Libraries

From Trauma to Triumph:
3 p.m. Student Union Theatre
Sponsored by: Office of Accessibility


Friday, Nov. 8:

“Home of the Brave”
10:30am - 12:15pm
Bierce Library Learning Studio 154
Sponsored by: University Libraries


Sunday and Monday, Nov. 10 & 11:

Eternal Flame
Noon Sunday - Noon Monday
Cadets from The University of Akron Army ROTC program will guard over an eternal flame for a 24-hour period in memory and in honor of Veterans Buchtel Hall Flag Pole
Sponsored by: UA Army ROTC


Monday, Nov. 11:

Veteran’s Day Ceremony Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by: UA Army ROTC

Veteran’s Day Indoor Ceremony Guest Speaker – Mr. Terry Gould
9 a.m. Student Union Ballroom
Sponsored by: UA Army ROTC

Veteran’s Day Outdoor Ceremony Guest Speaker- Jim Tressel
10 a.m. Buchtel Hall Flag Pole
Sponsored by: UA Army ROTC

Care Package Assembly
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. , SU Trapezoid Lounge
Sponsored by: Undergraduate Student Government (USG)and Graduate Student Government (GSG)

Veteran’s Day Outdoor Ceremony 21- Gun Salute
10:45 a.m. Buchtel Hall Flag Pole
Sponsored by: UA Army ROTC

“Medal of Honor”
11 a.m. - 12:30pm in Bierce Library Learning Studio 154
Sponsored by: University Libraries

Honoring Those Who Serve Celebration
11:30am - 2:30pm in Musson Veterans Lounge (3rd floor InfoCision Stadium)
Sponsored by: UA Military Services Center

Veteran’s Resource Fair
11:30 a.m. - 2:30pm on the 5th floor of InfoCision Stadium
Sponsored by: UA Military Services Center

How Can You Mend This Purple Heart: A Veteran’s Journey of Healing and Redemption
7:30 p.m. E.J. Thomas Hall's Stage Door venue
Sponsored by: UA Adult Focus, EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, ROTC at The University of Akron

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