To celebrate this year’s Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Belmont University is hosting a campus wide celebration where faculty, staff and students are invited to honor the veterans in their lives. On Wednesday, a banner will be on display in front of McWhorter Hall where names of veterans who have made significant impacts on the lives of the Belmont community can be written and remembered. After the event, the banner will be displayed outside the Adult Degree Program offices in Fidelity Hall.
Additionally, Belmont’s fountain will “greenlight a vet” in honor of the national campaign to show appreciation to our nation’s veterans and establish visible support by changing our lights to green.
Belmont began participation with the Yellow Ribbon program at the highest level in 2010. Since then, student veteran enrollment has more than tripled, and military family enrollment has more than doubled with more than 215 students receiving VA benefits in fall 2015. With the increase in student veterans and military dependents, Belmont’s Adult Degree Program joined with VA Education Counselor Linda Mullins to provide additional support services to student veterans this fall.
Associate Provost of Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education Dr. Mimi Barnard said, “Belmont appreciates the sacrifices and commitments made by those who serve in the armed forces. The Veteran Recognition Banner will offer students, faculty and staff the opportunity to commemorate the veterans who have played an important role in their lives.”