Military Appreciation Week message

I hope you’re enjoying the 9th annual Penn State’s Military Appreciation celebration, which is among the largest of its kind in the Big Ten year after year. This virtual celebration is a first—like so many things this year. And our Military Appreciation Committee, chaired by Colonel Eugene McFeely, Penn State’s senior director for Veterans Affairs and Services, worked incredibly hard to make it a memorable, safe and special week. Our university values and appreciates the service and sacrifice of those who protect our nation and this is one small way of saying thank you.

Ever since 1863 when Penn State took on its role as Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant university, our relationship with the military has been part of our DNA. Military science and training have an important place in our curriculum, and the University continues a strong tradition of supporting the military community.

On behalf of Penn Staters everywhere, thank you for your commitment to serving and protecting our nation. We are proud of your courage and sacrifice, and we are honored that you are part of the Penn State community. I look forward to seeing all of you on campus next year.