Veterans to Be Honored at November Events
In honor of Veterans Day, which falls on Nov. 12 this year, the Georgia Tech Military Affinity Group (GTMAG) is hosting events to recognize members of the campus community who have served.
“We are an organization — open to faculty, staff, students and alumni — that was founded in 2006 by veterans who have Georgia Tech as a common interest,” said Tim Boone, president of GTMAG and a senior research associate at Georgia Tech Research Institute. “We encourage anyone interested to join us as we strive to honor service to this school and our country.”
The festivities will kick off with a complimentary lunch, for both students and Tech employees who are veterans, at the North Avenue Dining Hall on Monday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those interested in attending should contact Arthur Hughes to pick up a ticket.
In addition to lunch at the dining hall, the Georgia Tech whistle will blow at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 12 to honor the end of World War I, which occurred during the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. A Veterans Day Memorial will also be held at the Campanile from 11 a.m. to noon.
The week will wrap up with a GTMAG Army, Air Force and Naval ROTC tailgate before the Tech vs. Duke football game (kickoff time is to be announced) on Nov. 17, which will also be Military Appreciation Day. Members of the campus community who are veterans are invited to attend the tailgate, which will begin a few hours prior to kickoff.
Any veteran interested in attending the Nov. 17 game can purchase discounted tickets ($20 for gray area seats, $30 for blue area seats and $40 for yellow area seats) by contacting Maggie Gendernalik in Athletics at 404-385-4415 prior to the game.
In addition to these November events, veterans are invited to join GTMAG throughout the year at various social and service events.
“Our objectives include assisting Tech’s ROTC departments with recruiting and retention and development of programs, facilitating professional and social networking for Tech veterans and assisting in the preservation of military history on campus,” Boone said. “The more participation we have from the campus community, the more successful we can be.”
For more information about GTMAG and upcoming events, email Boone.
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