Towson observes inaugural Military Appreciation Day April 23

Event will feature dedication ceremony, local dignitaries and family-friendly attractions

Military Appreciation DayTOWSON, Md. (April 20, 2012)—The Towson University Student Government Association and TU’s Veterans Services are joining forces to host the university’s first Military Appreciation Day on Monday, April 23, 1:30 p.m. on Burdick Field.

The event will kick off with family-friendly attractions that include a climbing wall, Humvee, Bungee trampoline and inflated obstacle course, sponsored by the Loyola University/Towson University ROTC.

A dedication ceremony to honor all of Towson’s military students—both past and present—will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Pedestrian Plaza, adjacent to Burdick Hall.

TU President Maravene Loeschke, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland Veteran Affairs Secretary Edward Chow Jr., Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and TU Veterans Services Coordinator Patrick Young are among those to make remarks. The TU Men’s Choir and a color guard will also be in attendance.

Following the ceremony will be an informal reception and the opportunity to see the newly dedicated area and plaque designed for Towson’s military students.

Ceremony seating begins at 3 p.m. and is first-come, first-served. In case of rain, the event will be held in Susquehanna Terrace in the University Union. For more information, visit or






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