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WVU Parkersburg to honor Veterans Day with WVUP Troops Week

Parkersburg, W.Va. (Nov. 6, 2023) – The WVU Parkersburg Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is honoring Veterans Day with WVUP Troops Week, a week of events for veteran students, faculty and staff.

“Veterans Day, to me as an Army veteran, is a day of profound reflection and gratitude. It’s a reminder of the sacrifices made and the bonds forged in service to our country,” said Darren Shearlock, the Veterans Advocate at the VRC.

Monday, Nov. 6, the VRC will have free coffee and donuts for WVUP veterans in the VRC from 8 to 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, WVU Parkersburg is showing their military pride. Students, faculty and staff on campus are asked to wear their favorite military-affiliated hat or t-shirt or red, white and blue to support veterans.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, there will be a barbecue for WVUP veterans outside behind the VRC from noon to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 9, “We Were Soldiers” a 2002 film by Randall Wallace will play in the Student Lounge at noon.

Finally, on Friday, Nov. 10, WVUP will hold a Veterans Honor Cords Ceremony at noon in the VRC to honor student veterans. Students will receive red, white and blue honor cords to wear at graduation, and The Mid-Ohio Valley Marine Corps Association of Ohio & WV will also award two veteran students with $500 scholarships.

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on Nov. 11 to honor the military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

For more information on WVU Parkersburg’s Veterans Resource Center, visit or contact Darren Shearlock at