Salute to Veterans: Programs & Celebrations Honor Our Heroes

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George Bush Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M is honoring Veterans’ Day and American heroes by presenting several specials and programs for and about veterans. 

On Veterans Day, November 11, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will offer free admission to military retirees and veterans with ID or proof of service. Additionally, active-duty service members and up to five qualifying family members receive free admission year-round. Click here for more information about the active-duty service member program. Veterans will also receive a 10% discount at the Museum Store on November 11.

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation will host Maj. Gen. John S. Cowings November 14 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. From 6pm-7pm, Cowings will discuss the role of minorities and ethnic groups in U.S. Military history.

General Cowings served in combat infantry divisions in Korea, Vietnam and Germany as well as serving on the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, under General Colin Powell. Among his military awards and decorations, he holds the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and two awards of the Bronze Star for operations in combat.

Free tickets are available for pick up at the Bush Library and Museum, The Eagle, KBTX and the Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information go to


Veteran’s Day Celebration at Brazos Valley Veterans Park & Athletic Complex

The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board of Directors will be hosting the annual Veterans Day program at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, at the Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. The event, held at the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza, is a reverent and patriotic opportunity for members of our community to honor all of our veterans and the sacrifices they have made for our freedom.

There will be a formal reading of the veterans’ names being added to the Wall of Honor by Bill Youngkin. Family members and friends may answer “Here.” This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Eddie J. Davis, president of the Texas A&M Foundation. Members of the A&M Corps of Cadets, Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, and Corps Center Guard will participate in the ceremony at the Wall of Honor at Veterans Park.

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