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Superfan giving vets "Garth experience!"

April 11, 2017

Bubba Strauss is treating veterans to a free show. He's following this year's Garth Brooks tour across the country and asking veterans to tag along with him.


Illini Veterans RSO shows power of community

February 15, 2017

Columnist Hayley Nagelberg highlights a fundraising effort by the Illini Veterans RSO to raise money for a burned-down veterans house in Danville.


Clothing for veterans

February 6, 2017

Veterans at the UI are taking action after a veteran care home caught fire last week. It inspired several organizations at the UI to do a clothing drive.


2015 Veteran Recognition Day

Illinois vs. Ohio State Football Game – Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
November 14, 2015

ICYMI, we unfurled a really, really big flag at the Fighting Illini Football game last weekend 󾍁 #Illini #ThanksVeterans

Posted by Fighting Illini Athletics on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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2015 Veterans Day

November 9, 2015

University of Illinois Veterans teach Barkstall Elementary School students about what it means to be a Veteran and Veterans Day.


Jason Sakowski with Barkstall students. Welcome UI Veterans banner at Barkstall Elementary School. Veterans with Barkstall students. Veterans with Barkstall students.

Liz Ambros selected as Illinois Veteran of the Month

March 20, 2013

Congratulations to student veteran Liz Ambros who was selected as the March 2013 Illinois Veteran of the Month!

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2012 Veterans Display

November 2012

For the entire month of November, a Veterans Display highlighting the vast military history of the campus and surrounding communities was showcased in the Main Library. The display was a joint endeavor coordinated by Veterans Student Support Services, ROTC and the library.


Veterans being recognized at the football game against Michigan

November 12, 2011

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