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Celebrate Veterans Day with Week of Events

The University of Alabama is honoring veterans this year with a series of special events.

“For me, Veterans Day is a day to honor and thank the few who have served this great nation in the U.S. Armed Forces,” said Brad Campbell, assistant director of UA’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, which currently serves approximately 4,100 military-affiliated students.

Here’s what’s happening around campus and in Tuscaloosa:

Nov. 7 – VMA will host Women of Excellence, a women’s empowerment group committed to serving Tuscaloosa, at 6 p.m. VMA will also partner with Tuscaloosa County EMA and the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center to provide and program weather radios for veterans in Tuscaloosa County. This event will be held at the VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa from 2 to 4 p.m.

Nov. 8 – VMA will host the annual Faculty and Staff Luncheon in the Heritage Room of the UA Student Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is open to all UA faculty and staff veterans. To RSVP contact 205-348-0983 or vma@ua.edu.

Nov. 10 – Crimson Legion, formerly Campus Veterans Association, will invite guests to a Veterans’ Grave Cleaning event at Chambers Cemetery at 9 a.m.

Nov. 11, Veterans Day  The annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Park in Tuscaloosa at 10 a.m.

To get more updates about upcoming events regarding the VMA, visit their Instagram page, @bamavma.