The University of New Mexico honors its veterans Tuesday, Nov. 11 with a Posting and Raising of the Colors at 9 a.m. at the flagpole south of Scholes Hall. Kirtland Air Force Honor Guard bugler and Zachary Alexander performs the National Anthem and Master of ceremonies, Cadet Matt Strong provides opening remarks.
At 9:30 a.m., the reading of the names of New Mexico Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom will be observed in a moment of silence.
Afterward, guest speaker Lt. Col. Fred E. Garcia, commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 510, shares his opinion of Veteran’s Day and its impact on the UNM community.
Additionally, Lt. Cmdr. Marilyn Dykman, USCG retired presents the Making-a-Difference award to the individuals and departments that have made impactful contributions to the student veteran community.
On Friday, Nov. 7, the Student Veterans of UNM (SVUNM) hosts a Veteran Awareness/Appreciation Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UNM’s Smith Plaza. SVUNM will also be conducting its annual “Mile of Coins” to fundraiser for Horses for Heroes, a veteran operated, non-profit organization dedicated to helping other veterans recuperate and reintegrate into society.
For more information, visit: UNM Veterans Resource Center or visit the UNM Student Union Building Room 2002 on the main floor near the south entrance.