Baylor Hosts Ceremony Nov. 10 to Honor Veterans

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Veteran Educational and Transitional Services (VETS) will host a Veterans Day Ceremony to honor veterans at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.
Nov. 9, 2016

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2016) – Baylor University, Veteran Educational and Transitional Services (VETS), Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.

At the Veterans Day Ceremony, Baylor students, faculty and staff will gather to honor veterans and the sacrifices they have made for the nation.

“In attending the Veterans Day Ceremony, Baylor students and the university community will be honoring the thousands of military veterans who chose to serve our country in the most admirable way, with many making the ultimate sacrifice of dying for our freedom,” said Janet Bagby, Ph.D., senior lecturer of educational psychology in the School of Education and founder of the VETS program.

VETS supports student veterans through programs designed to maximize success. All Baylor students who are veterans are eligible for free benefits offered through VETS.

VETS also will host a VETS Coin Recognition Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the McMullen-Connally Faculty Dining Center, 1514 S. Fifth St. This ceremony will honor individuals who have received a Veterans of Baylor Challenge Coin. VETS provides student veterans with these coins, which they may then give out during the year to faculty, staff or other students who go above and beyond to support student veterans.

The Veterans Day Ceremony is free and open to the public.

by Kalli Damschen, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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