Veterans Week

The University of Maine will recognize veterans with a week of events to coincide with Veterans Day 2019.

There are no classes on Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of the holiday. Several activities are being coordinated by the UMaine Office of Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) and UMaine Veterans Association
(UMVA).

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 the issues and concerns faced by student-veterans and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population. More information and registration is online.

A screening of the documentary “Project 22” will be held 3–5 p.m. Wednesday in the North Pod of the Memorial Union. The film follows two combat veterans who set out to raise awareness and bring an end to the high suicide rate of veterans, which is estimated to be 22 per day in the United States.

A UMVA bake sale will be held 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Union, with proceeds benefiting student veteran events. Free coffee and doughnuts provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and sponsored by Student Life will be available for veterans Thursday at the VETS office, Room 143 of Memorial Union.

The week will end with a flag ceremony and community barbecue 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday to celebrate UMaine veterans. Army and Navy ROTC will raise the United States 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. Live music will be provided by UMaine student and combat veteran Michael Morse.