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

Proclamations to be announced in coordination with Penn State’s 10th annual Military Appreciation Week Nov. 11 to 20

State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham reads a proclamation on Oct. 10, 2016, naming Nov. 4-12 Military Appreciation Week. Credit: Annemarie Mountz / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Centre County and State College Borough 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 10th annual Military Appreciation Week. 

The Centre County Commissioners will recognize November as Military Appreciation Month during their meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The State College Borough Council will proclaim Nov. 11 to 20 as Military Appreciation Week during its meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8.

Penn State's 10th annual Military Appreciation Week officially kicks off on Nov. 11 with a series of festivities celebrating the Pennsylvania National Guard. The celebrations, which include Veterans Day activities on Nov. 11, will culminate in the annual Military Appreciation Tailgate and Football Game at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 20.

In this year’s proclamation, the Centre County Commissioners celebrate Pennsylvania’s service members and veterans from the Pennsylvania National Guard and other areas of the U.S military.

“Pennsylvanians have a proud history of service in the United States Armed Forces in both times of peace and times of war, and 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 reads.

The State College Borough Council, in its proclamation, also calls active-duty service members and veterans integral members of the community.

“We pay tribute to the members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and all veterans, including many Penn State students, staff and faculty who have served our nation,” it says.

For the latest Military Appreciation Week event information, visit the Penn State Military Appreciation website.

To help support events organized by the Penn State Military Appreciation Committee, visit

Last Updated November 01, 2021