2011 Events

January 2011 - Wounded Warrior Banquet

The Wounded Warrior Banquet took place Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Walker County Fairgrounds. Ribeye Steak Dinner was be provided for participants from 5:30 - 6:30 pm followed by a speaker and live auction event.

Admission for the banquet was $50 per person or $300 per table of 6. Proceeds from the event went to the Warrior Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX.

Banquet tickets were sold at the Walker County Hardware HEARTS Veterans Museum and the SHSU Veterans Resource Center.


March 2011 - 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March Dinner

The 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March Dinner took place on March 1, 2011 at the Veterans Conference Center from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, and featured authentic Cajun Chicken & Sausage Gumbo prepared by Huntsville’s own Odell Rachal. Meals were $7.50 a plate with to go plates available. The dinner event held door prize drawings every 15 minutes and featured a silent auction.

The 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March Dinner was in honor of SGT Virgil LaRue, a Death March survivor from a special group of World War II heroes responsible for the defense of the islands of Luzon, Corregidor and the harbor defense forts of the Philippines.

All proceeds from the dinner went to support SGT LaRue and Team LaRue as they traveled to White Sands Missile Range, NM to compete in the 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March. Tickets to the event were sold at the G&O Barber Shop, the HEARTS Veterans Museum, and the SHSU Veterans Resource Center.

For more information on this event, please call 936-294-1304. For more information on the Bataan Memorial Death March please visit http://www.bataanmarch.com/.

Fall 2011 Veterans Success at Sam Events
September 1, 2011 First Home Football Game, Tailgating, SHSU vs Western Illinois
September 12, 2011 Campus Patriot's Day Memorial Event
September 17, 2011 HilCrest Heroes Celebration & Tailgating, SHSU vs Central Arkansas
September 22, 2011 2011 Veterans Leadership Seminar
September 24, 2011 2nd Annual "Carry Their Load" Military Ruck March
October 1, 2011 Home Football Game, Tailgating SHSU vs UTSA
October 15, 2011 Home Football Game, Tailgating SHSU vs Nicholls State
October 29, 2011 Home Football Game, Tailgating SHSU vs Lamar
November 3, 2011 Veterans Leadership Seminar
November 7-11, 2011 Heroes Display (LSC Art Gallery)
November 11, 2011 Veterans Day Celebration
November 12, 2011 Home Football Game, Tailgating SHSU vs Northwestern State
December 7, 2011 2011 Pearl Harbor Day

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