This week UW-Green Bay was one of six UW institutions recognized for earning UW Vets Certification. This comes on the heels of the annual fall Chancellor’s Veteran Appreciation Reception, held Monday, Nov. 7, to honor vets and active military personnel. The University has long been active in recognizing and honoring its veterans:
- UW-Green Bay was among one of the first campuses in the nation to train faculty and staff on the unique challenges faced by student veterans.
- With the help of private donations, the At Ease: Veteran & Service Member Student Lounge was created on campus.
- UW-Green Bay has been named a top “Military Friendly” institution for the 7th consecutive year.
- UW-Green Bay has dedicated personnel to work with veterans and active military on challenges unique to their experiences.
At Monday’s reception, Lieutenant Jon Logan, served as the main speaker. He serves in the Army Reserve 432d Civil Affairs Battalion in Green Bay, and is the founder of Motivation Innovation, LLC. Sargeant First Class Jesse Veeser (top image) gave a moving presentation on the “POW Table Ceremony.” Veterans services coordinator Elaina Koltz and Chancellor Gary Miller welcomed and honored those in attendance.
“Moments like this allow us to reflect on the country we are so fortunate to live in and the incredible freedoms we have, including the freedom to elect our leaders — all made possible by the work and sacrifices of members of the military and those who have served,” said Miller.
Students in the UW-Green Bay music, led by Director of Choral Activities Prof. Randy Meder, performed the “Star Spangled Banner,” “Armed Forces Salute” and “Mansions of the Lord.” Student James Block played “Taps.”
UW-Green Bay veterans and active service members were also honored at the Green Bay Packers’ “Salute to Service” military appreciation game on Sunday, Nov. 6. at Lambeau Field — and were able to join together to carry the large American flag on the field during the performance of the National Anthem. See the photos of the walk- through and the pre-game ceremony.
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– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communication Student Intern