Penn State service members and vets invited to Military Appreciation Breakfast

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State students, faculty and staff who currently serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces are invited to attend the 10th annual Military Appreciation Breakfast as part of the University’s ongoing military appreciation efforts recognizing the service and sacrifice of service members, veterans and military families. The theme of this year’s breakfast is “Penn State and Military Service: A Common Thread.”

The free breakfast will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 12 in Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park. Space is limited, so those who would like to attend are asked to RSVP using the online form by Nov. 2.

The breakfast is organized in conjunction with the University’s Military Appreciation Week celebrating the 100-year anniversary of women officially serving in the U.S. armed forces. Now in its 10th year, the Military Appreciation Breakfast was founded by the Penn State Finance and Business unit to celebrate the service of veteran and military service employees within the unit. For the first time this year, all Penn Staters with military service backgrounds are invited.

Along with light refreshments, the event will feature Carolyn Foust, a volunteer with Happy Valley Quilts of Valor, who will award five quilts of valor during the event. The local nonprofit organization provides comfort and healing Quilts of Valor to veterans and service members touched by war. Military service organizations, support groups, and information from Veterans Affairs will be available. 

Penn State has a longstanding and proud tradition of serving the men and women of the military through education benefits, resources, support and more. Visit the Penn State military appreciation website to learn more about the ways Penn State continues to honor service members, veterans and their families.

The Military Appreciation Breakfast is made possible by support from Penn State Finance and Business, Veterans Affairs and Services, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of Educational Equity.

For more information, contact Sharon Lucas at or 814-863-9159.   

Last Updated October 22, 2018