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A&M-Texarkana Student Veterans Association and Veteran Services office to host week of events celebrating military service members

Published: November 9, 2015

Student Veterans Association members Claudia Gorse of Texarkana, Texas, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and Tyron M. Hinton of Lake Tahoe, California, a U.S. Marine Corps retiree, visit with veteran Scott Elrod of Queen City, Texas, and Choctaw Williams of Texarkana, Texas, during the “More than Just a Day” Veterans Week celebration at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

Student Veterans Association members Claudia Gorse of Texarkana, Texas, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and Tyron M. Hinton of Lake Tahoe, California, a U.S. Marine Corps retiree, visit with veteran Scott Elrod of Queen City, Texas, and Choctaw Williams of Texarkana, Texas, during the “More than Just a Day” Veterans Week celebration at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

Texas A&M University-Texarkana will honor and celebrate the nation’s veterans and active-duty military during “More than Just a Day” hosted by the Student Veterans Association and Veterans Services office during the week of Nov. 9-13 on the A&M-Texarkana campus at 7101 University Avenue, Texarkana, Texas.

Veterans, active military, dependents and immediate family members of active or veteran service members can pick up a free flag lapel pin on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the University Center or in the Veterans Services office on the second floor of the University Center.

Monday through Thursday, the Student Veterans Association will host a silent auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the University Center. Proceeds will benefit the Student Veterans Association and its philanthropy, Patriot Paws Service Dogs of Rockwall, Texas. Bidding will close at 2 p.m. on Thursday, and winners will be announced on Friday.

On Monday and Tuesday in the University Center lobby, individuals may purchase flags in memory or honor of past and present service members for a $1 donation to the Student Veterans Association. On Wednesday, there will be a “Plant a Flag” ceremony from 8:30-11 a.m. on the University Center lawn.

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, there will be a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. followed by a cake and punch social in Eagle Lounge on the first floor of the University Center.

Thursday is Military Appreciation Day at A&M-Texarkana. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the University Center lawn, local U.S. Marines and their recruits will be on campus to showcase aspects of military life, such as physical training and transportation.

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, the Student Veterans Association will show the 1994 comedy “In the Army Now,” featuring Pauly Shore in the Eagle Lounge on the first floor of the University Center. Free pizza will be served.

On Thursday at 7 p.m., the university will host an Honors Program Colloquium, “Patton’s Third Army: The Corps Commanders,” featuring Dr. Gene Mueller, university historians and members of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society in University Center 217.

“Red Shirt Friday” will be celebrated on Nov. 13. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to wear red in honor and remembrance of those who are currently deployed.

The community is invited to participate in all “More than Just a Day” veterans week activities at A&M-Texarkana.


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