The Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative

Veterans Week 2020

George Mason University celebrates and honors our veterans. Veterans Day commemorates veterans of all wars and is celebrated on November 11th. Mason's Reserve Officers' Training Corps program usually honors our Veterans with a luncheon on the Friday of Veterans Day. Due to safety issues on campus with Covid-19, we are unable to celebrate and honor our veterans in person. This year, Mason's Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, the Office of Military Services, and our newly launched Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative are proud to offer a variety of free events, pre-recorded messages of appreciation, and discounts for our Mason Veterans. We are also sharing other local and national FREE events for our veteran community to participate in.

At Mason, we aspire to serve our veterans with as much dedication and devotion as they have provided to our county. We hope all our Veterans have a wonderful Veterans Day and know that Mason celebrates you daily, not just today.

Veterans, George Mason University salutes you!

Veterans Day History >

Discounts, Promotions, and Giveaways for Mason Veterans

George Mason University Bookstore: 10% off (good all week)

In honor of Veterans Day on November 11th, the George Mason Bookstore is offering a 10% discount to all Mason veterans, active duty military, and spouses. Please show the attached coupon and your Mason ID/Military ID for the discount. This is not applicable on clearance items or textbooks. It cannot be combined with other sales.

Coupon valid in person November 9th - 13th, 2020. Please click here to download the coupon, or show the below image:


Hero Box Giveaway

Do you know a veteran? Nominate them for a chance to receive a Hero Box! Each Hero Box is filled with a Mason-OHT branded cap and other Mason merch.

Click the image below to nominate a veteran:


Local and Regional Veterans Day 2020 Discounts

Veterans and active-duty military can receive discounts and free meals at many restaurants in our region. Some include Applebee's, Bar Louie, Cracker Barrel, Mission BBQ, etc. There are also discounts at hair salons, fitness centers, and other retail stores. Check out the links below for an updated list of discounts offered on November 11th.

VA Discount Blog: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/80347/veterans-day-2020-discounts/

Military Benefits Discount Blog: https://militarybenefits.info/miscellaneous-discounts-veterans-day-deals-veterans/

Prerecorded Content

President Washington Honors Veterans

Virginia SBDC Network Veteran of the Year Award

Mr. Bill Hume, CEO of the Interactive Design Group (aka IDG) in Roanoke, VA was awarded the Veteran Small Business of the Year presented by the Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. He was recognized for his service in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves; his achievements in business that include developing the Total Cemetery Management System for Arlington National Cemetery; and his contributions to Wounded Warriors, Heroes on Track and Virginia’s Veteran Parade. The Virginia SBDC Network is led by George Mason University in partnership with the US SBA and local host organizations. The award presentation was hosted by the Roanoke Regional SBDC, one of 26 SBDCs across Virginia.

Click here to read the press release about this award.