The purpose of Military Emphasis Week (MEW) at Liberty University is to raise the awareness of and appreciation for those who have served and are serving in the United States military. At Liberty University, we have always had a heart for those serving in our Armed Forces and do not take for granted the sacrifice they make to secure our nation’s values and freedoms. Our founder, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell, always led by example, demonstrating the consistency of Christianity, patriotism and love of country. Military Emphasis Week seeks to carry on this legacy.
Military Emphasis Week was once a one-day event on campus and has now been expanded to a week-long event in order to give greater visibility, support and recognition to our military and veterans. Events are planned throughout campus during this week to show appreciation for the men and women who have served and are serving this great nation.
One highlight of Military Emphasis Week is the patriotic convocation, occurring the Wednesday closest to Veteran’s day and featuring patriotic music, veteran testimonies and an inspirational message from a Christian combat veteran. Convocation is always followed with a veteran’s reception which allows for a time of camaraderie and a specially planned menu.
Each November, Liberty University and the Office of Military Affairs hosts Military Emphasis Week. This week is dedicated to honoring our service members, veterans, and their spouses for the sacrifices they make on a daily basis to preserve our freedoms. We hope to see you at the events listed below!
The Office of Military Affairs will be hosting a care package drive and we encourage you to participate! Look for our table at Convocation in Section 124 during Military Emphasis Week. Monetary donations are accepted as well as packaged food items and hygiene products. For a list of care package items please click here.
This time is set aside each year to reflect and remember those who gave their lives for our freedom, particularly nine Liberty University students who died while serving their country. Please join us as we remember them and others who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives so we can enjoy our freedom today.
Come and hear an inspiring message from retired Colonel Oliver North.
This event is for Liberty University faculty, staff, and students who are currently serving or who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Feel free to join us for hors d’oeuvres and a time of camaraderie.
This event is being hosted by Student Activities. Visit their webpage here for registration information. All servicemembers and veterans who complete the race will be given a specially designed Challenge Coin, as well as other gifts, by the Office of Military Affairs.
This event is hosted by the Office of Military Affairs and Army ROTC. We invite all Army ROTC, veterans, and their families to join us for food and fellowship before the game.
Special half-time show paying tribute to service members, veterans, and their families. Admission is $5 for all veterans showing proper military ID.
The game will showcase a special tribute to our military. Free tickets will be given to the first 300 veterans who pick up their tickets at the LaHaye Ice Center.
You can change someone’s life, give the gift of blood. Walk-ins are welcome. To register please go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter in the sponsor code: flames. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate you can call (866) 236-3276.
Selected local restaurants will provide a free lunch and/or dinner to veterans with proper military identification. Continue to check back for updates.
Tune in as we play special messages and recorded events from military events held at Liberty University over the past year. Special giveaways will occur hourly during this time on the Military Affairs Facebook page and on Twitter: (@LibertyMil). Online chat will be available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Additional events for Military Emphasis Week 2014 will be released during the month of August. For a complete schedule of Military Outreach events, please go to www.Liberty.edu/MilitaryEvents.