The goal of the Veteran Community Network is to bring together veterans and their supporters by sharing information about relevant current events and news stories, as well as upcoming networking and volunteer opportunities that support the veteran community. The network is open to all employees and students who are veterans or active service members, their spouses or dependents, and any employees or students who consider themselves to be supporters of the military.
All UTHealth community members are invited to participate in the National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 at the Houston National Cemetery. This is the third year the UTHealth Veteran Community will participate in this event. Participation in this event is open to all university community members, their friends, and family members.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, while teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for us to live freely, according to the initiative. The Houston National Cemetery is one of more than 1,700 participating locations across the country where volunteers will lay remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes.
To participate in the event along with other members of the UTHealth community, register online.
|11 a.m.||Ceremony begins at Houston National Cemetery|
|11:45 a.m.||Wreath laying begins|
|1:30 p.m.||Event ends|
Additional information regarding parking, shuttle services, and COVID-19 related precautions will be provided to registered participants near the date of the event.
Dress for the weather (rain or shine event)
There will be people in jeans, suits, and uniforms. Please be respectful of those around you. You may bring chairs if you like for the ceremony. Yes, please bring the family.
UTHealth partners with Operation Gratitude on Veterans Day to write letters of gratitude for Deployed Troops, Veterans, Wounded Heroes & Caregivers, and Recruit Graduates.
Members of the UTHealth Veteran Community Network and their families participate in Wreaths Across America at the Houston National Cemetery every December, where wreaths are laid across the headstones of those who served in our armed forces.
UTHealth hosted a network opportunity for veterans and family members to prepare 100 care packages to actively deployed service members.