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Veterans, Families Invited to A&M-Commerce Veterans Vigil

COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce invites veterans, their families and community members to campus Nov. 2-5 to celebrate the 20th anniversary celebration of the Veteran’s Vigil.

The 2011 Veteran’s Vigil events include:

·         Wednesday, Nov. 2: Veterans Benefits and Job Fair-The benefits and job fair will be held from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.to in the Rayburn Student Center (RSC), and is hosted by Career Services and the Office of Veterans and Military Services. Vendors include:

o   Hunt County Veteran Service Office

o   Marine Recruiting Station

o   Police badges and Para cord

o   Texas Army national guard

o   Texas Veterans Commission

o   U.S. Army Recruiting

o   University colleges

o   Counseling department

o   Student disability office

o   Career services

o   Comprehensive rehabilitation service

o   Bonham VA

o   Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

o   US Navy

·         Thursday, Nov. 3: Opening Ceremonies-The reception begins at 11:00 a.m. in the conference rooms of the RSC, and will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Richard O. Proctor, M.D. and student chair Fred Fuentes. Following the brief ceremony, a vigil flame will be lit at 12:30 p.m. on the walking mall outside the RSC. 

·         Friday, Nov. 4: Campus Activities-A variety of student activities including a military dog demonstration will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. outside the RSC throughout the day.

·         Saturday, Nov. 5: Closing Ceremonies-The 2011 Veteran’s Vigil will come to a close at 2:30 p.m. at the RSC with a special performance by Lou Ann Petty, as well as Brad and Briley Davis.

Veteran’s vigil guests are also invited to stay for a 6:00 p.m. football game Nov. 5 featuring the A&M-Commerce Lions and the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds.


For more information about the 20th annual Veteran’s Vigil, or to volunteer for Vigil guard duty, visit contact Paige Bussell, Veteran’s Vigil chair, at 903-468-3209, or email at paige_bussell@tamu-commerce.edu. Or Jessica Gossett, 903-886-5123, Jessica_gossett@tamu-commerce.edu, Co-chair  

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