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Thanking our Armed Forces and Veterans

Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: ,
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The UNCG Staff Senate, the UNCG Students Veterans Association and the Veterans Resource Center are joining forces to collect cards to be distributed on Veterans Day and at other times throughout the year, thanking the members of our Armed Forces and veterans. We invite the campus community to stop by the tables set up in EUC on Nov. 4-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to participate.

At the Staff Senate table, make or sign a “Get Well” or “Thank You” cards for hospitalized service members serving overseas. Feeling creative? We will have blank cards, stamps, stickers, and more available for you to make and sign as many cards as you like. We then will package and ship the cards to Operation Quiet Comfort, a support group whose purpose is to honor and comfort America’s military men and women who become sick and injured while serving in harm’s way. If you aren’t feeling particularly crafty, we will have ready-made cards you can sign and add words of encouragement.

At the table beside us, the UNCG Students Veterans Association and the Veterans Resource Center will be collecting signatures and well wishes on cards to send to the VA hospital in Salisbury, NC, on Veteran’s Day. These veterans are primarily an older, male population, with a small amount of both younger veterans and female veterans. We hope you will take the time to sign cards there, as well.

We need UNCG Staff to help us man the tables. All that is required is for you to be present at the table. Please consider donating an hour to two of your time to help us collect the cards by contacting Audrey Sage at 334-5145 or alsage@uncg.edu to sign up. Your contributions of time (and talent, if you feel inspired to make some cards) will help us demonstrate the love and support of a grateful nation.

Reposted from UNCG Campus Weekly