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Military Emphasis Week (MEW)

Military Emphasis Week 2020

Military Emphasis Week (MEW) raises awareness and appreciation for those who have served and are serving in the United States military.  Our founder, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell, led Liberty University by example, demonstrating the consistency of Christianity, patriotism, and love of country. Military Emphasis Week seeks to carry on this legacy. Once a one-day event on campus, Military Emphasis Week has been expanded to a week-long celebration 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.

Schedule of Events: November 8 – November 14


#HonorThem on Social Media

We invite the Liberty community to celebrate and share, using shout outs, personal stories, photos or videos about the veterans in their lives on Facebook and Yammer using the hashtag #HonorThem. The Office of Military Affairs may feature your story throughout the week!

Date: Sunday, November 8 – Saturday, November 14

Military Affairs Facebook Page

Yammer Military Student Group 


Military Appreciation Convocation Live Stream

We welcome you to join the Liberty community for this special Convocation to be streamed live at 10:30 a.m.

Join us to hear an inspiring message from Tim Lee. Lee is an author, speaker, pastor, evangelist, and the president of Tim Lee Ministries based out of Garland, Texas. He speaks in a variety of venues — from patriotic rallies to radio and television — across the country. Lee has served Liberty for a number of years and is a regular guest speaker on campus. In 2012, Liberty awarded Lee the George Rogers Champion of Freedom Award, given annually to a veteran who displayed extraordinary heroism while serving.

Date: Wednesday, November 11

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Watch Live





Veterans Reception (RSVP required)

Please join us for our annual come and go reception for Liberty University faculty, staff, and students who are currently serving or who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. In order to maintain social distancing and limit the number of people in the Veterans Center at one time, you will be asked to sign up for a specific time to attend the reception by clicking on the RSVP link below.

Date: Thursday, November 12

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Veterans Center, Montview Student Union, Suite 2770 (Second Floor)

The RSVP Survey is now closed. Please reach out to militaryoutreach@liberty.edu with any questions.


Valley View Mike Donahue Memorial 5 Miler

The Valley View 5 Miler is a partnership between the Liberty University Campus Recreation and Military Affairs departments to show our support to those who serve. In memory of Major Mike Donahue, the event is specifically meant to honor and remember this man who made such a positive impact in the community and at Liberty University. Join us for the special pre-race ceremonies meant to honor all those who have lost their lives serving our nation.

Date: Saturday, November 14

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Hydaway Outdoor Center, 936 Camp Hydaway Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24501

Packet Pick-Up: November 13 – LaHaye Rotunda from Noon – 6:00 p.m. | November 14 – Hydaway from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Pricing: LU Student/Faculty/Staff: $25 advance, $35 on race day | Public: $35 advance, $45 race day

Register  COVID Regulations


Military Appreciation Football Game

Liberty Football honors all members of our military during our home Military Appreciation Game against Western Carolina University. Remember to always Be Early, Be Loud and Wear RED!

Date: Saturday, November 14

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Williams Stadium | LFSN Radio (The Journey 88.3 FM) | Watch on ESPN3 (LFSN TV Production)

Williams Stadium Tickets: Due to capacity restrictions based on State regulations, seating capacity at Williams Stadium is drastically reduced. Currently, only 1,000 patrons are allowed in attendance at the game. With these restrictions in place, season tickets are no longer being sold and Liberty Athletics is operating on a single-game ticket model. For questions about the single-game ticket model, please contact the Flames Ticket Office at (434) 592-5015 or reference the Football FAQ page.


George Rogers Champion of Freedom Award

The 2020 winner will be announced following the Military Appreciation Football Game on The Military Affairs George Rogers Champion of Freedom Award webpage. Stay tuned!







If you have any questions about Military Emphasis Week events, please email MilitaryOutreach@liberty.edu for more information.