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Veterans Appreciation Week

Tacoma Veterans Appreciation Events

Prairie Line Trail Flag Laying

Thurs., Nov. 1st | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

UW Tacoma – Prairie Line Trail

Kick off Veterans Appreciation with this flag laying honoring veteran and military connected students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the UW Tacoma.


Operation Mend: An Evening with 2018 DAVA Recipient Patti Taylor, ’93, ‘96

Thurs., Nov. 8 | 5 – 6 pm

UW Tacoma – TLB 307B


Patti Taylor has devoted her life to serving her country as an Army nurse. Her storied career includes working as a clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, manager, educator, and researcher. Over the years she has cared for, mentored and inspired generations of nurses, active duty and reserve medical personnel and veterans at the local, national, and international level. Join us for an evening to learn more about Patti and her journey that has truly taken her around the world and back from her time at UW Tacoma. Help us celebrate Patti and recognize her for being selected as the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award recipient this year.


Mandatory Fun: DAVA Reception and Veterans Social

Thurs., Nov. 8 | 6 – 8 pm

The Swiss Pub, Tacoma, WA

Gather together with our students, staff, faculty, alumni veterans, and family and friends on the Thursday before the Veterans Day Holiday.



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