Veterans Week 2023

Learn how Mizzou is recognizing and supporting those who have served in honor of Veterans Day.

The 2023 Patriot Day Ceremony at the MU Columns, September 11. Abbie Lankitus/University of Missouri

Nov. 2, 2023
Contact: Deidra Ashley,
Photo by Abbie Lankitus

Thank a veteran craft booth

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7
MU Student Center food court

Create a thank you card to send to a veteran. The cards will be hand delivered by student veterans to patients at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. All supplies will be provided.

Green Zone training program

Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 8
Arvarh E. Strickland Room S203, Memorial Union

Learn more about the challenges student veterans face and discuss the strengths they bring to academia.

MU Joint ROTC Veterans Day Vigil

2 p.m. Nov. 9 to 2 p.m. Nov. 10
Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut Street

Cadets and midshipmen from the ROTC units at MU will form a detail and perform a vigil near the war memorials at the Boone County Courthouse. There will be a detail marching every hour Nov. 9-10, followed by a brief ceremony then march from the Courthouse Plaza to Memorial Union for the 3 p.m. Wreath-Laying Ceremony.

Student veterans panel

4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9
The Bridge, 220 Townsend Hall

Listen to and participate in a panel discussion where current military and student veterans  discuss their service as well as their personal transitions to higher education.

Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic open house

Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 10
120 Hulston Hall

The campus community, and especially veterans, is invited to learn more about how the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic helps veterans navigate United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits issues.

Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony

3 p.m. Nov. 10
Outside Memorial Union

Shortly after the tower was completed at Memorial Union in 1926, seniors at the university initiated a commencement exercise placing a wreath on the archway’s floor in memory of the fallen Tigers. Each Veterans Day, the tradition continues by laying a wreath in the archway to remember and honor the brave Missouri men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

MU Veterans Center Open House

4 p.m. Nov. 10
Room N-5, Memorial Union

Immediately following the wreath-laying ceremony, guests are welcome to visit the MU Veterans Center for a quick tour and light refreshments.

Mizzou football military appreciation day

Nov. 11, time TBD
Memorial Stadium

Mizzou Football will honor military veterans at the Nov. 11 game against the University of Tennessee.

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