How You can Honor Our Nation’s Veterans this Veteran’s Day at UVU

This Thursday, Nov. 11 — Veteran’s Day, we honor and revere the men and women who have served in our nation’s military.


UVU is the proud learning home of 1,050 U.S. veterans on campus, spanning all branches of military service. This Thursday, Nov. 11 — Veteran’s Day, we honor and revere the men and women who have served in our nation’s military. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

In celebration, the UVU Veteran Success Center is hosting events all day on Nov. 11 across campus. The morning portion will be reserved for veterans and their family members. A ceremonial posting of colors will commence at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

MRE tasting at 10 a.m.

Public events will begin at 10 a.m., starting with the MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) tasting in the Liberal Arts concourse hall. For those unaware, MREs are prepackaged individual field ration meals for service members. While they do provide sustenance, they’ve been nicknamed “Meals Rarely Edible.”

Jordan Fuller, director of the Veteran Success Center, says that everyone is welcome to test their taste buds and their bravery with MREs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“If you've ever wanted to know who is a veteran and who isn’t, watch for the individuals that gag when they taste it or even smell the heater,” Fuller said.

The Veterans Success Center has hosted the MRE tasting challenge for three years now, and it is, according to Fuller, a great way to “get a little taste of the military.”

If you can’t make it then, you can always catch a movie with UVU’s veterans.

Movie at 2 p.m.

From 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Veteran Success Center will be showing the WWII film “Midway” in Clarke Building 101B.

This year, the film that will be shown highlights our nation’s Pacific Islander servicemen and women.

“Obviously, the military has a large white population,” Fuller said. “But our Native American men and Pacific Islanders, by population, make up quite a bit of our military, and we want to make sure that we're putting a spotlight on them and recognizing them for their willingness to serve our country.”

If you can’t make it to any of the events tomorrow but still want to find ways to honor the veterans who have served our nation, Fuller recommends seeking out veterans in your family history.

“See if you have anybody in your family that has served,” Fuller said. “The military can be a family legacy for many people.”

Whether or not you can make it to tomorrow’s events, we hope you find a way to honor the veterans who have given so much for our nation. From all of us at UVU, we thank you.