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.
As part of Military Emphasis Week, Liberty University partners with local military units to offer displays, live demonstrations and interactive opportunities that help students understand the role of the military. Military Emphasis Week also gives local military recruiters the opportunity to discuss military careers with interested students and has proved to be a successful recruiting tool.
The highlight of Military Emphasis Week is the patriotic convocation, occurring the Wednesday closest to Veteran’s day, featuring patriotic music, veteran testimonies and an inspirational message from a Christian combat veteran. The event also features a panel discussion of high-ranking military personnel taking students’ questions about military life and service.
Military Emphasis Week at Liberty University was once only a one day event on campus and has now been expanded to a week-long schedule in order to give greater visibility, support and recognition to our military and veterans. Demonstrations and events are planned throughout campus during this week to show appreciation for the men and women serving this great nation.
Military Emphasis Week will be held November 2-9 this year. We will be posting the schedule of events in the near future.