Virginia Tech recognizes employees who served their country as members of the military, and approximately 320 employees who self-identify as military veterans will receive a gift of appreciation.

Each veteran will receive an invitation to the university’s Veterans Day events along with a Virginia Tech duffle bag gift, hand delivered by members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

“It is an honor to continue this partnership with the Corps of Cadets and express our appreciation to each one of our veteran employees,” said Bryan Garey, vice president for human resources. “We sincerely value the contributions of our veterans and are happy to facilitate a positive interaction between our cadet students and employees as we recognize their service to our country.”

“As we prepare to honor our veterans on Friday morning, Nov. 10, in the War Memorial Chapel, we are also reminded of all those veterans who are serving around the globe in an increasingly troubled world,” said Commandant of Cadets Maj. Gen. Randal Fullhart.  “We hope all veterans will attend the ceremony as we recognize their service.”

The Veterans Day remembrance ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the War Memorial Chapel at 601 Drillfield Drive. Beginning at 11 a.m., the memorial wreath will be placed in front of the cenotaph on War Memorial Court.  

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Employees who have served in the military are encouraged to update their employee information if they did not self-identify as a veteran when they were hired. Veteran classification can be updated by logging into Hokie SPA, clicking on "Hokie Team" then "Veterans Classification." For questions or more information about self-identifying as a military veteran, contact the HR Service Center at 540-231-9331 or

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