Events to benefit, recognize veterans scheduled Nov. 12–15
The University of Maine will recognize veterans with a week of events to coincide with Veterans Day. There are no classes Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of the holiday.
The UMaine Office of Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) and the UMaine Veterans Association (UMVA) are coordinating several activities.
A UMVA bake sale will be held 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the Memorial Union, with proceeds benefiting student veteran events. Free coffee and doughnuts provided by Dunkin’ and sponsored by Student Life will be available for veterans Thursday at the VETS office, Room 143 of Memorial Union.
Green Zone training will be offered 2–3 p.m. Tuesday in the Bumps Room of the Memorial Union for faculty, staff and students who wish to learn more about the student-veteran experience.
The training aims to educate members of the UMaine community about issues and concerns faced by student-veterans and to identify people who are available to assist this population. More information and registration is online.
The documentary “Project 22” will be screened 3–5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the North Pod of Memorial Union. The film follows two combat veterans who set out to raise awareness and lower the high suicide rate of veterans, which is estimated to be 22 per day in the United States.
And Friday, Nov. 15, a flag ceremony and community barbecue will be held 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. to celebrate UMaine veterans. Army and Navy ROTC will raise the U.S. and POW/MIA flags on the Mall in front of Fogler Library before the barbecue in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Memorial Plaza. UMaine student and combat veteran Michael Morse will provide live music.
For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Tony Llerena, VETS coordinator and school-certifying official for veterans, at 207.581.1316 or email@example.com.