Centre County, State College Borough to recognize military service in November

October 26, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — State College Borough and Centre County will honor the service and sacrifice of military service members, veterans and their families with a pair of proclamations that will be announced in coordination with Penn State’s Military Appreciation Week. 

The Centre County Commissioners will recognize Military Appreciation Week, to be held Nov. 7 to 14, during its meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The State College Borough Council will also recognize the military community during its meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9.

Both the Centre County Commissioners and State College Borough Council meetings broadcast live on C-NET (channel 7) and are also available via livestream on the C-NET website.

Penn State’s ninth annual Military Appreciation Week will honor veterans, service members and military families with a series of virtual events for faculty, staff, students and the public. This year’s celebrations will include a livestream of the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony, virtual veteran student panel conversation and more. 

In this year’s proclamation, the Centre County Commissioners celebrate all veterans, including Penn State students, staff and faculty, who have served in the U.S military.

“We dedicate this commemoration week 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 U.S. Armed Forces,” the proclamation said.

The State College Borough Council also encourages community members to recognize the service and sacrifices of all those who have served in the armed forces.

“We’re proud to count our honorable service members still active, our veteran heroes on the home front, our wounded warriors and their family members as integral members of our community,” the proclamation said.

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

Visit the Penn State Military Appreciation website for more information.

Last Updated October 27, 2020