The University of New Mexico is honoring its Veterans and military service members on Veterans Day, this Friday, Nov. 11 with a formal flag ceremony by the UNM Joint Service ROTC Color Guard at 9 a.m. within the Alumni Memorial Chapel.
UNM President Robert Frank will give the opening remarks—what Veterans Day is about and the history of our UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel in addition to adding Sgt. Matthew Q. McClintock’s name to the Memorial Wall.
The celebration also includes guest speaker UNM Regent Bradley C. Hosmer and other representatives of the different branches of the military.
Another event recognizing Veterans this week is on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Student-Veterans are organizing a campus-wide service learning campaign to end Veteran related stigmas across the university. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the UNM community is encouraged to stop by the northwest corner of Smith Plaza to learn more about support programs and smash a pumpkin after learning information that counters a stigma regarding mental health or Veterans. Students will also be encouraged to make a commitment to make at least one other person aware of this information.
Parking for anyone interested in attending the Nov. 11 event is available at the Lomas Parking Structure on the corner of Lomas and Yale Blvd.
To learn more about the UNM Veterans Resource Center, go to the VRC website or visit in person at the SUB, Room 2002 on the main floor, south entrance.