The University of Central Florida is honoring veterans in its community with on-campus and virtual events during November’s National Veterans and Military Families Month. Events include UCF Student Veterans Flag Week, where over 1,400 American flags will be planted in Memory Mall, representing the number of student veterans attending UCF during the Fall 2022 semester. UCF’s Community Veterans History Project will host two “Story Days” to collect, preserve and honor the stories of Florida’s veterans. A roundtable, Veteran’s Day ceremony and more will also be held.
Year-round, a new grant received by the UCF Veterans Legacy Program (VLP), a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration, will help Florida schools teach students about veteran histories. VLP will work with teachers at Florida K-12 schools to create veteran-focused classroom projects at a 10-day workshop held at the headquarters for the Florida National Guard.
Read about UCF’s events and the grant project here.
And consider participating in Operation Green Light, where communities light buildings green from Nov. 7 to 13 to let veterans know they are seen, appreciated and supported.