The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) honored all who have served our country at UIW’s 11th Annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 7. The ceremony took place on the Dubuis Lawn located on main campus.
Speaker for the event was UIW student Maj. Tony Patterson (USA), OD. Patterson is an optometrist at the San Antonio Military Medical Center and is currently enrolled in UIW’s Master of Health Administration program.
UIW is home to nearly 1,300 veteran students that are either active duty, veteran or dependents using federal tuition assistance (TA) or VA benefits. The annual Veterans Day ceremony is an opportunity for UIW student veterans and their families to share insights on how their experience of military service blends with the UIW Mission of service.
In addition, on Nov. 11, all students, employees and alumni who are veterans or current military were invited to a meet-and-greet lunch in the ICC Conference Room, featuring guest speaker Brig. Gen. Sue Turner (USAF, Ret.) ’73 BSN and former senior service members from the UIW faculty and community.