Hampton, Va. (November 5, 2023) – Hampton University announces its Annual Veterans Day Weekend, honoring the brave men and women who valiantly serve, or have served, in the Nation’s military. The series of events are open to the public and serve as a heartfelt gesture of gratitude and recognition for their unwavering dedication.
“The Veterans Day Weekend promises to be packed with entertainment, inspiring speakers, and opportunities for the community to connect with and express their appreciation to military service members,” said LTC Jasmine Jallah, chair, HU Military Science Department, and HU alumna class of 2005.
HU’s Veterans Day Weekend will kick off with an ROTC Day, in collaboration with the Ft. Eustis P.A.C.E. initiative, held on Friday, Nov. 10th, 2 pm to 5 pm in HU’s Holland Hall gym. P.A.C.E. is an Army mentorship program that showcases various options to high school students, to include college, ROTC programs and finding a trade.
The weekend will feature a panel discussion by senior military leaders, on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11th, 10am to 11am in the HU Student Center Lounge, focusing on such topics as leadership development and the importance of service. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and presentations by influential guest speakers.
The Veterans Day celebration will be highlighted by the Veterans Day football game between the HU Pirates and William and Mary, 1pm to 4pm at Armstrong Stadium. During the game, festivities and several surprises have been planned. In addition, MG Janeen Birckhead, HU C/O ’91 will be recognized for her recent induction into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame, and a group of ROTC cadets and midshipmen will be recognized during a contracting ceremony with the awarding of ROTC scholarships.
The game will also feature captivating military demonstrations, including exhibits showcasing innovative technologies, equipment, and vehicles used by our armed services. The interactive displays will allow attendees to learn more about the military’s critical role in safeguarding our nation.
“We would like to extend a special invitation to all military personnel, veterans, their families, and the local community to come together and show their support during this momentous occasion,” said LTC Jallah. “The game is free to all military service members and veterans at www.hamptonpriates.com/tickets using the promo code MILITARYAPPRECIATION.”
For more information, contact the HU Army ROTC Department at 757.727.5245.
ABOUT HAMPTON UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1868, Hampton University has been the Standard of Excellence in higher education for over 150 years. Rich in history and tradition, Hampton University is recognized as one of the top historically black colleges and universities in the world, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts and graduate degree programs. HU is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators representing 49 states and 35 territories nations.
For more information, contact Sarita Scott, in the HU University Relations Office, at 757.727.5253.