Veterans, Active-Duty Personnel to Be Celebrated at WT Nov. 12 to 14 

Chip Chandler

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CANYON, Texas — The U.S. military will be celebrated at West Texas A&M University’s Weekend of Appreciation from Nov. 12 to 14.

All active duty and veterans will get free admission to a series of sporting events on campus in Canyon. Veterans also will be honored with a silent tribute at 8 a.m. Nov. 13 at WT’s Veterans Memorial between Old Main and the Engineering and Computer Science Building, and at a special breakfast tailgate party at 9 a.m. Nov. 13 along 26th Street at the intersection with Russell Long Boulevard.

“We are proud to celebrate the work, the dedication and the sacrifices made by military veterans,” said Leo Reid, a veteran himself and WT’s director of veteran services. “Their devotion to service, and that shown by previous generations of veterans, have ensured that we remain a free country.”

Free admission will be offered to active-duty military and veterans with military ID or a VA card at the following:

  • WT Women’s Basketball at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the First United Bank Center;
  • WT Women’s Volleyball at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 and 3 p.m. Nov. 13 in the First United Bank Center;
  • WT Men’s Basketball at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 1 p.m. Nov. 14 in the First United Bank Center; and
  • WT Football at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 in Buffalo Stadium.

WT’s online MBA, bachelor’s and graduate programs for veterans are among U.S. News & World Report’s best for 2021.

Meeting regional needs, including those of veterans, is a key component of the University’s long-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World. That plan is fueled by the historic, $125 million One West comprehensive fundraising campaign.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2016, boasts an enrollment of about 10,000 and offers 60 undergraduate degree programs, 40 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.