GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be hosting a week’s worth of events, Sunday, Nov. 11 through Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, to commemorate and honor veterans during Veterans Week. The Friday, Nov. 16 forum includes a display by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 351 from Appleton, with equipment, uniforms pictures and music from the Vietnam era.
UW-Green Bay will be collecting items for care packages at all events. These items will be donated to UW-Green Bay students who have been activated for service. Additionally, the ROTC will be raising and lowering the flag on campus and playing taps at 6:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day during Veterans Week.
Events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
- Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018: Please join UW-Green Bay student, Army service member and ROTC cadet Ryan Leurquin for the Bells of Peace initiative being put forth by the US WWI Centennial Commission. Ryan will toll the UW-Green Bay carillon (in front of UW-Green Bay’s University Union) 21 times at 11 a.m. on November 11th to honor the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. He will also read the poem, “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon. For more information, visit WWI Bells of Peace Commemoration.
- Monday, Nov. 12, 2018: The Chancellor’s Veteran Reception will be held in the Phoenix Rooms in UW-Green Bay’s University Union at 4 p.m. Rep. Mike Gallagher, representing Wisconsin’s 8th District, will serve as a guest speaker at the event. The public and media are welcome to join UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students at the reception.
- Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018: A Veteran Brunch will be offered in the Veteran and Service Member Student Lounge from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The complimentary brunch is for veterans who use the Veteran Lounge. (This is not a public event.)
- Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018: A Veterans Employment Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 1965 Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus. This event is meant to provide veterans with assistance from Career Services and will also feature recruiters from Associated Bank and Bellin Health to provide interview tips and networking advice.
- Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018: A Ruck March will be kicking off at 2 p.m. at the Veteran and Service Member Student Lounge and participants will be marching the outer road of campus for two miles with 25-pound rucksacks.
- Friday, Nov. 16, 2018: A Veteran Benefit Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, focusing on gathering resources in the community to assist veterans. A luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. display by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 351 from Appleton, with equipment, uniforms pictures and music from the Vietnam era.
About UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.