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Veterans Week 2021

Belmont University is proud to offer events that educate and celebrate the experiences and sacrifice of those who have served our country. Once a one-day event on campus, Veterans Week has been expanded in order to give greater visibility, support and recognition to our military and veterans, including the almost 300 veterans and military dependents enrolled at Belmont. 

    VETERANS WEEK 2021 EVENTS

  • BELMONT INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER WITH A STUDENT VET
    11-09-2021 | All Day | Virtual - Follow Belmont's Instagram Account

    Follow Student Veteran James Jones on Belmont’s Instagram:  James will take over the reins of Belmont’s Instagram account on this day and share his experiences through pictures and videos on Instagram.

  • IT MUST BE WEDNESDAY
    11-10-2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | McWhorter Patio

    Start your Wednesday off right with “It Must be Wednesday.” Join the Office of Student Engagement on the McWhorter Patio as they hand out free coffee to jump start your day. Bruin Vets will be one of the student organizations making an impact on campus that will be featured that day.

  • HONOR OUR VETERANS: SAL GIUNTA, MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
    11-11-2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Beaman B

    Join us for this all-campus event on Veterans Day as we hear from Sal Giunta, the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, the first living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War and the eighth service member to receive the nation’s highest military decoration for valor in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    While serving as a rifle team leader with Company B, 2d battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, Giunta and his team were navigating through the treacherous terrain of Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley on October 25, 2007, when they were ambushed by a well-armed and well-coordinated insurgent force. Learn how his courage and leadership while under extreme enemy fire were integral to his platoon’s ability to defeat an enemy ambush and recover a fellow paratrooper from enemy hands.

    Show up to recognize Belmont student veterans, someone else who has served, or in support of our military that is deployed all over the world. WELL Core Intellectual Well-Being will be offered.

  • R.E.D. FRIDAY
    11-12-2021 | All Day |

    In support of Belmont’s Veterans Week, we are launching R.E.D. “Remember Everyone Deployed” Friday! We ask that students, faculty, and staff wear red today in support of our deployed service members. Our hope is to send a message to the military community and their families that they are not forgotten.

  • MILITARY APPRECIATION GAME: BELMONT v. EVANSVILLE MEN's BASKETBALL
    11-13-2021 | 4:00 p.m. | Curb Event CenterRegister

    Wear your Bruin Vets t-shirt and join us in the Bruin Vets section for Belmont’s Men’s Basketball season opener against Evansville! This Military Appreciation Game is presented by Puckett's. Bruin Vets will have the opportunity to be honored at halftime. All student veterans can receive 2 free tickets to this game in the Bruin Vets section by reserving your tickets at the link here.  For all games in the 2021-22 season, single game admission is FREE with a military ID.  Go Bruins!

  • GREEN LIGHT A VETERAN
    11-13-2021 | AT NIGHT | Bell Tower & McWhorter Fountain

    Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being. "Green Light" is also a term commonly used to activate forward movement. America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green. Tonight, watch the Bell Tower and the fountain in front of McWhorter as Belmont changes the lights to green in honor of this national campaign.