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Throughout the week of Veteran's Day, Nov. 7-11, students will hear the military service songs for each branch of service in order of precedence after the fight song is played from Samford Tower at noon. Visit the Veterans Resource Center in 217 Foy Hall to hear your service song and enjoy a treat.

While the university will be honoring veterans and their service, it is also important to remember that some veterans are still fighting a battle here at home. This week, the Auburn Veterans Association, or AVA, and the Auburn University Student Nursing Association, or SNA, will conduct a suicide awareness campaign. The campaign centers around bringing awareness to the 22 veteran-suicides that occur each day. In bringing this to light, the Auburn Student Veterans Association, or ASVA, and the SNA hope to show the many ways there are to help. The ASVA and SNA will make a week-long display on Cater Lawn each day that gives a visual to the 110 veterans who will take their own lives this week. Each day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., student nurses and student veterans will be at the lawn to hand out pamphlets on mental health.  If you know a veteran who has lost their life to suicide, we invite you to remember them by writing their name on a piece of paper and attaching it to a stake on the lawn. The AVA has made a way for funding from supporters to be received that will give access to programs that help the fight that starts when a veteran comes home. If you would like to make a donation to the AVA award fund to help a veteran, visit the website.

The SNA will pass out a free coffee gift card to any student veteran who stops by the lawn.

Events for veterans for the week include:

Monday, Nov. 7: Army  

  • Hear the Army song at noon and visit the Veterans Resource Center to get a cookie
  • Stop by Cater Lawn 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and receive a free gift card for a cup of coffee

Tuesday, Nov. 8: Marine Corps

  • Hear the Marine Corps song at noon and visit the Veterans Resource Center to get a cookie
  • Stop by Cater Lawn 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and receive a free gift card for a cup of coffee

Wednesday, Nov. 9: Navy

  • Hear the Navy song at noon and visit the Veterans Resource Center to get a cookie
  • Stop by Cater Lawn 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and receive a free gift card for a cup of coffee

Thursday, Nov. 10: Air Force

  • Cake will be served at 11:30 a.m. in honor of the Marine Corps’ birthday
  • Hear the Air Force song at noon and visit the Veterans Resource Center to get a cookie
  • Stop by Cater Lawn 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and receive a free gift card for a cup of coffee

Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day: Coast Guard

  • All service songs will be played at noon for Veterans Day, ending with Coast Guard song
  • Enjoy a free lunch at the Veterans Resource Center
  • Stop by Cater Lawn 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and receive a free gift card for a cup of coffee