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MU celebrates veterans, remembers its history with annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

Ceremonial events such as the posting of the colors, the laying of a wreath and the reading of fallen veterans’ names commemorated and those who have served in the military.

MU law student Paul Wade awarded Pat Tillman Foundation scholarship for military service

Wade served on active duty for 12 years and currently participates in the Missouri National Guard while volunteering in the community.

MU social work professors research the relationship between veterans and the criminal justice system

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, veterans make up about 8 percent of the U.S. prison population.

Former U.S. soldier and Medal of Honor Recipient, Ryan Pitts speaks on behalf of veterans

Pitts is currently the ninth living Medal of Honor recipient.

Presidential candidates plan to reform a corrupt VA

In 2014, an estimated 40 veterans died awaiting health care in VA facilities.

The MSVA supports veterans transition from the military to school life

“The MSVA is always there, and that’s the main reason I got involved,” McLafferty said. “If it weren’t for the MSVA and the Veterans’ Center, honestly I would have transferred out of Mizzou.”

Former Navy SEAL and author Eric Greitens shared wisdom of life through service

His books are based on his experiences as a Navy SEAL, a humanitarian in refugee camps and a friend to a recovering alcoholic.

Veteran, actor J. R. Martinez speaks on service and adversity

At 19 years old, Martinez enlisted in the U.S. Army, where his Humvee hit a roadside bomb that burned 34 percent of his body.

Brigadier General Mark Spindler recalls life of service

Spindler, a 1982 graduate, said a 15-month tour in Iraq was “the most significant event” of his career.

Colonel David O. Smith reflects on life in military

Smith, a 1969 graduate of MU, served in the military for 31 years.

Haseman fosters friendships throughout illustrious career in Southeast Asia

Haseman was also inducted into the Defense Attaché System Hall of Fame​.

The incredible life of Capt. Darrell Eichhoff

After harrowing WWII bomber missions and awards, Capt. Eichhoff’s focus is caring for his wife.

Patriot Day Barbecue honors armed forces

The annual barbecue on the Francis Quadrangle has been held for the last three years.

Mizzou Veterans Week aims to honor and celebrate

Events will include a wreath laying ceremony and parade.

New postage stamp created in honor of veterans

The Purple Heart Forever stamp is now available at local post offices.

MU honors veterans with memorial rededication, wreath-laying ceremonies

Both events were held at Memorial Union to commemorate members of the Armed Forces.

G.I. Jobs once again names MU 'Military Friendly' institution

This is the fourth consecutive year the university has earned this honor from G.I. Jobs.

Central Missouri Honor Flight to resume flights in September

The program gives veterans the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. to see memorials built in their honor.

Alumnus pushes for creation of an MU Veteran Alumni Group

Richard Grant is talking with officials to create the group.

Faculty votes to move Reading Day back to Friday

The council also discussed closing campus to vehicles and creating a new memorial for veterans.