In celebration of Veteran’s Day and to recognize the valor, courage, and sacrifice of those who served or are currently serving, “The Honor Tree” was on display in the David and Carol Lackland Center. Over 150 stars were placed on the tree by students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Emailed requests for individual stars from those people in the greater Centenary community not located on the main campus were completed and hung in honor as well.

In addition, The Gratitude Journal was also made available to the campus community to write a message of thanks to those who have served or are currently serving.

The Honor Tree is available year-round to hang a color-coded star in support of our troops and to honor family, friends, colleagues, alumni, and those in the greater Centenary community who have served selflessly. The Honor Tree and The Gratitude Journal are both located in the Veteran’s Resource Center, 3rd Floor, Ferry Building.

The Office of Veteran Services will continue to fulfill emailed requests for stars from students/student veterans/veteran dependents/staff/faculty/alumni/family /friends/community, who are not located on the main campus. Please email with the particulars.

The Honor Tree Color Code

Purple Ribbon – Student/staff/faculty or a community member who
is serving/has served

Blue Ribbon – In honor of a family member or friend who
is currently serving/has served

Yellow Ribbon – Support and thanks to all service members
and veterans

White Ribbon – In memory of a family member or friend who gave
their life in the line of duty

Black Ribbon – In recognition of a family member or friend who
was/is POW or MIA

As always, we thank all of the brave men and women who served and protected or are currently serving and protecting. We appreciate your sacrifice and are indebted to you for your selfless service.