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Penn State To Host Military Appreciation Week Events Starting November 11

Veterans, current military members, local community members, and Penn Staters will be able to participate in free in-person and virtual events during the 10th annual Military Appreciation Week, which runs from November 11 through November 20.

Unless stated otherwise, all events are free and open to the public as well as veterans, service members, Penn State students, faculty, and staff.

Check out the week’s highlights below as Penn State gets set to honor veterans, their families, and more this month.

November 11 – Military Appreciation Hockey Game

No. 19 Penn State men’s hockey takes on No. 2 Michigan at 8:30 p.m at Pegula Ice Arena. Service members are eligible for discounted tickets. A link to watch the game virtually will be available here.

November 12 — Mindful Resilience Yoga Class

Penn State welcomes Wellness in Motion as it hosts a yoga session to introduce The Veterans Yoga Project. This session will be held virtually at 4:30 p.m. and is open to anyone interested. Registration is available online here.

November 14 — Veterans Resource Fair and Light show

The Penn State Military Appreciation Week Committee and Downtown State College Improvement District are hosting a Veterans Resource Fair from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown State College. The “open streets” event will close with a light show at dusk. More information is available here.

November 17 — Veterans Luncheon

Penn State will treat Pennsylvania’s National Guard service members and veterans to a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Robb Hall in the Hintz Family Alumni Center. Penn State faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend. Carl J. Ohlson, a retired U.S Army lieutenant colonel, will serve as guest speaker. An online request form for reservations is available here.

November 18 — Military Appreciation Men’s Basketball Game

Penn State men’s basketball will play against St. Francis Brooklyn at 7 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center. Service members are eligible for discounted tickets that can be purchased here.

November 20 — Military Appreciation Tailgate

Penn State will host a tailgate at the Bryce Jordan Center prior to kickoff against Rutgers. Food and entertainment will be provided, as well as a military-themed banner competition. Any service member who shows proof of military service can receive complimentary tickets at the door.

November 20 — Military Appreciation Football Game

Penn State will honor Pennsylvania’s National Guard at the Military Appreciation Game against Rutgers, which kicks off at noon at Beaver Stadium.

‘Field to Front’ Exhibit

Penn State DuBois Library will display a mobile exhibit of the story of former Penn State student-athletes who served the United States during World War I. The exhibit will be open to the public for the rest of the fall semester.


For more information about Military Appreciation Week, visit the Penn State Military Appreciation website here.

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