SUPPORT FOR VETERANS AT HEART OF UH ROTC
The University of Houston Air Force and Army ROTC detachments want
to get hearts pumping on Feb. 14. On a day typically marked by flowers
and chocolates, UH cadets will show their admiration for veterans
in the university’s first-ever Valentine’s Day Jog with
the Troops to Support the Troops.
This event is part of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans
Week and will consist of a three-mile formation jog around the UH
campus. The public is invited to join the UH cadets, who will be
accompanied by the San Jacinto Chapter of the Air Force Association
and the UH’s Veterans’ Services office.
The jog will begin at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in the parking
lot outside of UH’s Garrison Gymnasium on Holman Street. Following
the event, participants can sign Valentine’s Day cards that
will be sent with other items to homeless veterans who are residing
at DeGeorge at Union Station Veteran’s Home and injured veterans
at the Michel E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.
The jog is free. Donations will be accepted and will go toward
DeGeorge at Union Station and the VA Medical Center.
“We’d like to extend an invitation to the public, as
well as active duty military, veterans, reservists, national guard
and retired military, to get up early and run with us to show gratitude
for those who have fought for the freedoms that we have long enjoyed,”
said Col. Philip A. Bossert Jr., commander of UH’s Air Force
For more information about the Valentine’s Day Jog, call
The Air Force and Army ROTC programs are part of the UH’s
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Their goal is to provide
cadets the education and training necessary to become second lieutenants
in the United States military. These ROTC programs also serve students
at Rice University, Texas Southern University, the University of
St. Thomas, UH Downtown and other colleges in the Houston area.
||“Valentine’s Day Jog with the Troops
to Support the Troops”
||6 – 7 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14
||University of Houston - Garrison Hall Parking Lot
3855 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004
||UH AFROTC Detachment 003, UH Army ROTC, UH Veterans’
Services Office, Air Force Association
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