Centre County commissioners proclaim November as Military Appreciation Month

October 30, 2018

Penn State has a longstanding and proud tradition of serving the men and women of our military through education benefits, resources, support and more. As part of Penn State’s ongoing military appreciation, we offer the following story about the county where Penn State's University Park campus is located.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Centre County commissioners proclaimed November 2018 as Military Appreciation Month in Centre County during their weekly meeting on Oct. 30, in coordination with Penn State’s Military Appreciation Week. 

The commissioners encouraged community members to recognize the service and sacrifices of all those who have served in the armed forces.

“We dedicate this commemoration month for Military Appreciation as a symbol of unity to recognize, honor and support the commitment and sacrifice of current, former and fallen members of all the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces,” the proclamation said.

Penn State’s Military Appreciation Week began Oct. 27 with the Penn State football game against Iowa, which celebrated 100 years of women in the U.S. Armed Forces, and concludes Nov. 12 — the day after Veterans Day.

In October, both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly adopted separate resolutions that prescribed Oct. 27 through Nov. 11 as Military Appreciation Week in Pennsylvania. In addition, the State College Borough also will recognize Military Appreciation Week from Nov. 2 to 12, which kicks off with a First Friday event in downtown State College from 5 to 8 p.m.

More than 5,600 Penn State students have direct military ties as either an active-duty service member, a reservist, veteran or military dependent, across all of the University’s campuses, including Penn State World Campus.

Penn State has consistently been recognized as a military-friendly school for the many academic programs and support resources available to active-duty, veteran and ROTC students. In 2018, Penn State World Campus was ranked as a top online school for military and veteran students by Military Times and U.S. Veterans Magazine.

Visit the Penn State Military Appreciation website for more information.

Last Updated July 12, 2021