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

Proclamations to be announced in coordination with Penn State’s Military Appreciation Week Nov. 8 to 16

Penn State's eighth annual Military Appreciation Week will be held from Nov. 8 to 16. Credit: Penn State / Penn StateCreative Commons

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 State College Borough Council will recognize Military Appreciation Week in the Borough, to be held from Nov. 8 to 16, during their regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the State College Municipal Building. The Centre County Commissioners will then proclaim November as Military Appreciation Month during their weekly meeting at 10 a.m. on Oct. 29 at the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte. Both meetings are open to the public.

Penn State’s eighth annual Military Appreciation Week officially kicks off on Nov. 8 with a weeklong series of festivities celebrating America's Greatest Generation. The celebrations culminate with the annual Military Appreciation Game at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 16.

The State College community is committed to translating its gratitude toward service members, veterans and their families into sustainable social and civic support, according to the proclamation.

“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 Centre County Commissioners also encouraged community members to recognize the service and sacrifices of all those who have served in the armed forces.

“The Centre County Commissioners do hereby proclaim the month of Nov. 2019 as ‘Military Appreciation Month’ in Centre County to encourage all residents and community members to recognize those who have served, or are currently serving, our nation, our campus and our community, and thank them for their tremendous contributions,” said its proclamation.

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 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. Penn State World Campus ranks 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