A luncheon, an art exhibit and Pitt Military Appreciation Day at Acrisure Stadium are just some of the activities planned on Pitt’s campuses for Veterans Week, starting Nov. 5.
Here is a full list of activities. Find more information on Pittwire:
Pitt Military Appreciation Football Game, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Acrisure Stadium: The Nov. 5 Pitt-Syracuse football game also will be Military Appreciation Day. Those who have or are currently serving in the military can get discounted tickets and special gameday experiences for them and their families.
Veterans Breakfast Club, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 5, Pitt-Greensburg, Chambers Hall, Hempfield Room. The Veterans Breakfast Club works to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will never be forgotten and to promote connection, healing and education. Reservations are required for this event. RSVP to UPGVeterans@pitt.edu or 724-836-7188 to attend
Pitt Warriors: Our Stories mask exhibit, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7-11, McCarl Center, 1400 Posvar Hall: The exhibit will feature paper masks created by Pitt veteran alumni, staff and students. Experience a veteran’s story as they visually share their successes and their struggles.
Meet-A-Veteran Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7, McCarl Center, 1400 Posvar Hall: Pitt students are invited to hear from a panel of student veterans to learn about their time serving in the military, military culture and the unique identities that exist within this student population and their adjustment to student life. Learn more about the speakers.
Wreath Ceremony, 11:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 7, Pitt-Greensburg Chambers Hall flag poles: The annual wreath ceremony will feature Pitt-Greensburg student and USAF veteran Zach Hippely as the keynote speaker. Tom Beaver, USAF veteran, will perform Taps, and the members of the Pitt-Greensburg ROTC unit will staff the Honor Guard. This event is free and open to the public.
Veteran Wellness and Resource Fair, 4-7 p.m. Nov. 8, Pitt-Greensburg, Chambers Hall, Hempfield Room: Service providers and agencies whose primary focus is to assist veterans, their dependents, and the military will be participating in the Veteran Wellness & Resource Fair
Film Screening of “Bastards’ Road,” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Pitt–Greensburg Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center: The public is invited to attend this free screening of the award-winning documentary, “Bastards’ Road” (2020, directed by Brian Morrison). Marine Veteran Jonathan Hancock walked 6,000 miles around the country, using the solitude of the road and the company of his fellow Marine brothers, and the families of their fallen, to successfully manage the wounds of war.
Veteran’s Week Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 9, University Club, Conference Room A: The Office of Veterans Services will celebrate the successes and military history of Pitt veteran faculty, staff, alumni and students, as well as active military, National Guard and Reserves. Register here
Try It Out & Marine Corps 247th Birthday, 11:30 p.m. -1 p.m. Nov. 10, Pitt–Greensburg’s The Bobcat (Chambers Hall): Members of the campus community can taste an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) and try on equipment like helmets, rucksacks, and other items that will be available to see and touch. Enjoy a slice of birthday cake, too, as we join in celebrating the 247th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Veterans Day Honor Breakfast, 7-8 a.m. Nov. 11, Pitt-Bradford, Frame-Westerberg Commons University Room: To honor individuals’ military service and their loved ones, Pitt–Bradford will host a short program, including a breakfast donated by Metz and Associates and special speaker Vice President Emeritus K. James Evans, an Air Force veteran. RSVP no later than Nov. 10
Annual Veterans Luncheon, 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Pitt-Greensburg, Chambers Hall, Hempfield Room: Pitt-Greensburg's chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national Freshman Honor Society, will host its annual Veterans Luncheon. This event is free and open to any military veteran and their family.