MU Celebrates Veterans All Week

Veterans Day Wreath Laying

With active-duty soldiers, veterans, and military family members as students, faculty, and staff — and with an office located on the base at Fort Bragg — Methodist University continues to be the leader in providing programs and services to those who serve in our military. So, it’s no surprise, MU puts in great effort to honor those who have served during its annual Military and Veterans Appreciation Week.

Students, faculty, staff, and the local community honored Veterans throughout the week of Nov. 8 to 13, starting with the annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony. The ceremony gathered nearly 100 students, faculty, and staff from across campus to the MU flagpole.

Other events — running every day this week — include fitness challenges, a veteran’s observance CIRCUIT gathering, hundreds of flags placed around campus, and a Christmas Card service project for soldiers currently in hospitals.

Although the University was closed on Thursday in honor of Veterans Day, several came out to “step up” for Veteran Suicide. The O’Hanlon Amphitheatre on campus was filled with participants who took turns participating in the Chad Workout, which is a CrossFit workout created in honor of a Veteran who took his life in 2018. You can view some of the highlights of the day here:

The week of saluting our veterans wrapped up with a Monarch Football victory during the Military Appreciation football game on Saturday. The Monarchs beat N.C. Wesleyan 38-7! Veterans and current members of the military were able to get in free with their military ID.

For additional information about our Military and Workforce Training programs at Fort Bragg, contact Billy Buckner at bbuckner@methodist.edu. For more information on our Veteran Services, contact Randy Smith at randys@methodist.edu.