The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Veterans Week kicks off Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 with “Hometown Hero Day.” At each event, the University will be collecting care package items, such as toiletries, candy, and gum, for activated UW-Green Bay students and their units who are in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
Here is a full list of events for the week:
Saturday, Nov. 9: “Hometown Hero Day”: Green Bay Athletics double-header at the Kress Center with the women’s basketball team taking on South Dakota at 1 p.m. and the men’s basketball team taking on UW-Stout at 6 p.m. Veterans are able to attend these games for free!
Monday, Nov. 11: “Chancellor’s Veteran Reception”: At 4 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union, the Chancellor will be speaking to show appreciation for faculty, staff, students, and community veterans, as well as guest speaker Officer Kelly Jones, who recently returned from activation. There will also be music and refreshments available!
Wednesday, Nov. 13: “Veteran Employment Workshop”: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Alumni Room in the University Union, there will be a Veteran Employment Workshop with the Veteran Employment Department and various employment recruiters.
Thursday, Nov. 14: “Tribute to Veterans”: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Union Circle Drive, there will be military equipment and vehicle demonstrations.
Friday, Nov. 15: “Veteran Brunch”: From 9-11 a.m. in the Veteran Lounge in MAC Hall room 227, there will be brunch for veterans who work and use the Veteran Lounge.
Additionally, the following week there will be two showings of “Almost Sunrise Documentary.” Showings will be Tuesday, November 19 from 9-11 a.m. and Wednesday, November 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the Christie Theater in the University Union. The film is about two Iraq Veterans’ journey as they return home to Wisconsin. There will also a discussion and Veteran panel on Friday, November 22 from 12-1 p.m.