The Wharton Veterans Club was founded in 1981 with a mission to foster and enhance relationships between Wharton Veterans and the greater student community. The Club’s goal is to facilitate each member’s transition from the military to Wharton, and on to the civilian world. Our club is made of up 66 men and women who served in the military across the United States, Israel, South Korea, Greece, Switzerland, Australia, and Bermuda. Many members of our club have served overseas, including combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and additional overseas tours to Southeast Asia, Europe and South America. Our ranks include pilots, nuclear submariners, Navy SEALs, Special Forces officers, Marines, Military Intelligence officers, Army Rangers and many other roles.
Each year, the United States celebrates Veterans Day at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – this year we celebrate on November 11th, 2013. It is a day devoted to celebrating all veterans and the sacrifices of those before us. This Thursday, November 14th, 2013, we invite all members of the Wharton community to join us at the Veterans Club Pub at the Armory. We plan to showcase the experiences of our members and we will also feature a Marine Corps unit supporting Toys For Tots. We will collect money for the charity and will be offering exciting raffles in which students can win exciting, experiential prizes – including skydiving or shooting at a range.
You are also cordially invited to the traditional Army-Navy football game tailgate on December 14th, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field. This event will bring together current and former Wharton Veterans, the recruiting teams from our corporate sponsors, and Veterans from around the world. And in the spring semester, the Club will be hosting a “Bullets and Booze” event where the Veterans Club will provide the opportunity for students to shoot weapons at an indoor range followed by a happy hour.
We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to showcase our club to the Wharton community and to share with you why 11/11 of each year is incredibly important to us.