Middle Georgia State, Macon-Bibb to Host Veterans Day Ceremony at Coleman Hill

For the sixth consecutive year, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) and Macon-Bibb are co-hosting a Veterans Day ceremony at Coleman Hill in downtown Macon.

The event, open to all members of the MGA community and to the general public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Participants will remember the sacrifices of those made by the 151st Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Rainbow Division, members of which lost their lives during World War I. The ceremony takes place at the Coleman Hill monument established in memory of those battalion members.

In addition, MGA President Dr. Christopher Blake will present challenge coins to veterans who attend the event. Representatives of both MGA and Macon-Bibb will make brief remarks.

For the MGA community, all five campuses will mark Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, with various events.

Cochran Campus

Noon to 2 p.m., free refreshments in Welch Hall; students will have the opportunity to express their appreciation to all who have served. Email Maya Palmer at maya.palmer@mga.edu for details.

Warner Robins Campus

Free coffee, treats and “MGA Military Proud” t shirts to students, faculty, and staff who are veterans, and their families. Email ashley.thompson5@mga.edu for details.

Dublin Campus

8-11 a.m. in the main lobby, Student Life will provide donuts and thank you cards to students, faculty, and staff who are veterans. Email Hannah Thomas at hannah.thomas@mga.edu for info.

Macon Campus

Beginning at 9 a.m., MGA students who are active duty or retired military and their families may stop by the commuter lounge on the second floor of the Student Life Center to pick up free “MGA Military Proud” t shirts and free Chick Fil A biscuits. While supplies last. Email Devereaux Lindsey at devereaux.lindsey@mga.edu for info.

Eastman Campus

MGA students, faculty, and staff who are veterans will be featured on the TV monitors on campus. Everyone is welcome to stop by the flight lobby from noon to 1 p.m. to write a note of thanks to veterans – cards provided. Refreshments served while supplies last. Email Christy Faulk at christy.faulk@mga.edu for info.