Texas Tech Set to Host a Week of Veterans Day Events

University honors those who have served our nation.

Nationally recognized as a top school for veterans, Texas Tech University takes pride in honoring the servicemen and women who have protected our nation. Surrounding Veterans Day, Tuesday (Nov. 11), Texas Tech will offer many events to the Lubbock and campus communities to help recognize these brave individuals.

“Recognizing the dedication of the men and women who have faithfully devoted their lives to protecting this nation goes beyond one holiday,” said Ryan Van-Dusen, director of Military & Veterans programs at Texas Tech. “We should thank service members and veterans every day. We at Texas Tech work diligently to support and recognize them throughout the year.”

Scheduled events are as follows:

The United States Air Force Band of the West Concert Band

7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 7)

Museum of Texas Tech University, Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court

The Concert Band is a 45-member ensemble that represents the Air Force by performing for formal military ceremonies, educational clinics and public concerts throughout the United States. Members of the band come from colleges and universities all over the nation to serve in the U.S. Air Force. Parking is free and the concert is best accessed through the west doors of the museum. For more information, visit the museum website at www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu and the Band of the West at www.bandofthewest.af.mil.

Sun's Up Guns Up! Reveille 5k Scholarship Run

7:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 8)

Memorial Circle

All funds raised will be used to provide scholarships for veterans and their family members. Registration is $25 for Texas Tech Rec members and veterans and $35 for community members. Visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/diversity/mvp/5k.php for more information.

The National Day of Remembrance Call

11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 11)

* LOCATION CHANGE * Student Union Building Ballroom

Members of the Texas Tech community will read names of nearly 700 Texans killed in action during the war on terror. Texas Tech also will participate in a national moment of silence at 1 p.m. This is the third time Texas Tech has participated in this event, established by Brett Morris, Texas Tech University alumna and U.S. Army veteran.

The Road Home: Matador Singers Veterans Day Concert

7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 11)

Hemmle Recital Hall, Room 101, School of Music

18th Street and Boston Avenue

The Matador Singers are Texas Tech's all-male audition choir. The concert will follow the life of a young soldier, with songs and text that examine patriotism and pride of country, divine protection, longing for faces and places from home, laying to rest fallen friends, reconciling with enemies and returning home. The concert will be streamed on YouTube LIVE. Admission is free and tickets are not required. This is the choir's second year to perform a Veterans Day concert.

Captain Jerry Coffee

7-9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 14)

Lanier Auditorium

Coffee is a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, whose service as a pilot included flying low-level reconnaissance missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. During the Vietnam War, Coffee was shot down over North Vietnam in 1996 and spent seven years as a prisoner of war before returning to the U.S. in 1973. He is a recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts and two Legion of Merit awards. He is also the author of the best-selling book, “Beyond Survival.” This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.

Texas Tech Celebrate America Football Game

Nov. 15

Jones AT&T Stadium

The game will include the football team being led onto the field by student veterans who have served in all five branches of the military, recognition of veterans and active duty personnel, display of military vehicles outside the stadium and a patriotic halftime show.


Military and Veterans Program

The mission is to provide exceptional support and facilitation to students, faculty and staff for all issues related to the military and veterans. We are a support agency committed to enabling students to achieve their academic goals through campus and community wide resources with a one-stop problem resolution philosophy. Our success is measured by degree completion. We are dedicated to serving those who served.

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