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Military Emphasis Week set for Nov. 6-12

November 2, 2010 : Sarah Wittcop

As one of America’s top military-friendly schools, Liberty University dedicates a week each year to recognize and inspire support for the members of our Armed Forces. This year, Military Emphasis Week is being held Nov. 6-12.

“Liberty University makes a point to show our appreciation for our veterans and servicemembers every day through our support offices, student groups and university military benefits, but we want to stop and pay special honor to them during this week,” said Emily Foutz, Liberty’s Director of Military Affairs.

The schedule includes a special Military Emphasis Week convocation, with Vietnam War veteran and evangelist Tim Lee.

Lee, who lost both of his legs in 1971 during the Vietnam War, views his disability not as a tragedy, but as an opportunity to share God’s love through his evangelical ministry.

In addition to these events, military recruiters, student military support groups, the National Guard Racecar, and a Marine Corps Hummer will be present at various times throughout the week.

Military Emphasis Week 2010

Saturday, Nov. 6

Military Pre-game Tailgate Party
1:30-2:45 p.m., Lower level of the Liberty Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Liberty Flames Football Game and Halftime Tribute to our Nation’s Heroes
3:30 p.m. (kickoff time), Williams Stadium
At halftime, please join us for a grand celebration of our Nation’s heroes.

Monday, Nov. 8

Marine Corps Band
12 p.m.-3 p.m., Reber-Thomas Dining hall
Stop by to enjoy the Marine Corps Band perform for the students

Candlelight Tribute Service for Fallen Heroes
8:30-9 p.m., Front Steps of DeMoss Hall
Join us as we honor our fallen heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country with a candlelight tribute service.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Military Demonstrations
10 a.m.-3 p.m., TBA
Recruiters from several branches of service will be on campus throughout the week with activities for all students to enjoy.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Special Military Emphasis Convocation
10-11 a.m., Vines Center
Featuring Vietnam War veteran and evangelist Tim Lee. Convocation can be viewed online.

Veterans' Luncheon
12-2 p.m., Thomas Road Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
All faculty, staff and students who have served in the military are invited to a special honorary luncheon. Register online today.

Location: TRBC Fellowship Hall

Thursday, Nov. 11

Military Demonstrations
10 a.m.-3 p.m., TBD
Recruiters representing several branches of military service will be on campus throughout the week with activities for all students to enjoy.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Meeting

7 p.m., North Campus, Room 1880
This meeting will offer veterans struggling with the aftermath of deployment support, and will strive to raise awareness among veterans on campus regarding PTSD.

Friday, Nov. 12

National D-Day Memorial Trip
5-8 p.m., D-Day Memorial
All students, faculty, and staff are invited on a special trip to the D-Day Memorial. Total cost is $10, we will meet in the TRBC parking lot, take buses to the memorial and return to campus around 8 p.m.
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