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Veterans Honored at 14th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS-NOV.11, 2013- 60 American flags adorned the walkway in front of Main on University Blvd for the 14th annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11 at The University of Texas at Brownsville.

U.S. Congressman Filemón Vela delivered the keynote address at the event which included the playing of Taps, a 21 gun salute and performances by the UTB Master Chorale. 

The Department of Student Life displayed a Memory Wall where students wrote positive words of encouragement for loved ones and veterans currently deployed. 

“We have many students on our  campus who are veterans and every time we have a ceremony like this we honor every one of them,” said Dr. Juliet V.Garcia, President.  “I want to say how proud we are of our students that have participated here today and to all of you who take special care when you see a veteran and help them find their way and it is true, one person can make a difference on this campus.”  

UTB is also one of 91 colleges and universities participating in a nationwide grass-roots effort called The National Roll Call 2013 project to honor those who have served and are serving, as well as the fallen.

Members of the campus community will read the names of 8,400 veterans, living or deceased, who have served in any or all eras of service.

The roll call began Monday and will continue from 9 a.m.to 11a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Friday Nov. 15.

The Division of Enrollment Services will also honor student veterans at an event from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Thursday, November 14, in the courtyard of Main.

UTB is a military friendly school and is committed to helping current and former military students start or continue their education.

At the Office of Veterans Services, veterans can receive assistance with enrollment, registration, advising and help navigating the paperwork of the various financial aid opportunities available to veterans.

The Office of Veterans Services is located inside the Enrollment Center @ the Tower in Main,. For more information, please call (956) 882- 8980

Another veteran-focused program on the UTB campus is Veterans Upward Bound, located in room 2.28 of the Student Union on Ringgold Road. Veterans are encouraged to seek support services such as pre/post assessment testing, academic tutoring and career counseling.  

For more information on Veterans Upward Bound, contact David Rivera at 956-832-7127 or david.f.rivera@utb.edu.

 

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