UMaine to honor Veterans with in-person, virtual events

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 5:45pm

The University of Maine will recognize veterans with a week of in-person and virtual events to coincide with Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The activities are coordinated by the UMaine Office of Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) and UMaine Veterans Association. 

UMaine Veterans Week festivities kick off with a flag raising ceremony Monday, Nov. 9, at noon, in front of the Raymond H. Fogler Library. Army and Navy ROTC will raise the U.S. and POW/MIA flags in honor of the veteran community.  

Classes are cancelled November 11 in observance of the national holiday. 

Other UMaine Veterans Week activities include: 

Monday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. — Green zone training held via Zoom for faculty, staff and students wishing to learn more about the student veteran experience. 

Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Noon — Virtual veterans center lunch. Up to 50 lunch vouchers will be available to student veterans on campus. 

Thursday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. — A research presentation held via Zoom about understanding veteran suicide from Teagan LaPiere, military veteran and undergraduate recipient of the Susan J. Hunter Award. 

Friday, Nov. 13, at Noon  — A senior art exhibition by Kara Arey titled Post Traumatic held at the Memorial Room in the Union.  

Learn more about and register for any event on the UMaine Veterans Week webpage. For additional information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Tony Llerena, VETS coordinator and school certifying official for veterans, at 207.581.1316 or  
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The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university. It is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,741 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit