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Veteran's Vigil 2017

The Vigil is dedicated each year to POW/MIAs with recognition afforded to a particular branch or section of the United States military. The 2017 opening ceremony will begin with a reception at 9:00 am on Thursday, November 9th.  The ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m., in the Club (located on the first floor) in the Rayburn Student Center (RSC).  Following a brief ceremony, a vigil flame will be lit which continuously burns until the flame is extinguished later in the afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend.  The Vigil site will be located on the walking mall in front of the Rayburn Student Center.

One important aspect of the Vigil ceremony is the posting of a guard at the site. Sentries generally serve in one-hour shifts for as many or as few shifts as they choose. If you are able to help in this area, of if you would simply like more information about the Vigil, please contact the Veterans and Military Services Office at 903-886-5123 or send an email to Your participation would be greatly appreciated!  On online sign up site will be available soon for the volunteer vigil guarding posts.

** Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. To request ADA accommodations, please communicate your needs 10 days before the activity or program you plan to attend by calling the Veterans & Military Services Office at 903-886-5123 or send an email to