University of Texas at Arlington will salute its more than 1,200 military
veterans during a week of special events that includes a celebration featuring alumnus
retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks.
UT Arlington student, faculty and staff veterans who have served in the U.S.
military or are on active duty are invited to attend “A Celebration of Service”
at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the E. H. Hereford University Center
Bluebonnet Ballroom. The event will include presentations, refreshments, a flag
ceremony, music and more.
retired from active duty in 2003 as the commander of the U.S. Central Command.
He led the attack on the Taliban in Afghanistan in response to the Sept. 11
attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2011. He also led the
2003 invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of President Saddam Hussein.
James D. Spaniolo will welcome participants with Rick Lynch, a retired Army
lieutenant general who is the executive director of the UT Arlington Research
Arlington is proud of its rich history as a one-time military academy, and we
are honored by our military veterans who choose to pursue their education and
careers here,” Spaniolo said. “This event will recognize the heroes who study,
teach and work on our campus every day.”
said, “The freedoms we enjoy today are the freedoms that these veterans have
provided us. We celebrate them.”
Arlington Veterans should RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 31, to 817-272-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
week’s events also included:
- Morning Colors, 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, UT Arlington Library Mall, 702 Planetarium Place. The
ROTC will raise the American, Texas and University flags to a rendition of
- Day of Remembrance, 12:20 p.m. Nov. 8, UT Arlington Library Mall, 702 Planetarium Place. A
rendition of “Taps” will be played and members of the Student Veterans Advisory
Council will sell refreshments to help raise funds for the Student Veterans
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