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Veterans and Military Services :: Welcome

Welcome Veterans

You served. You sacrificed. For all that you have done, we thank you.

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are an important part of our legacy at A&M-Commerce. We appreciate your service and sacrifice, and we are committed to your successful transition from military to civilian life. This commitment includes helping you build on your strengths so you can achieve the well-respected bachelor’s or graduate degree you deserve.

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Veteran & Military Services :: Resources

Veterans’ Resources

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Veterans and Military Services :: Meals for Vets

Meal Programs

Did you know as a student veteran, you might qualify for free meals?

Meals for Vets

Meals for Vets is a program that provides student veterans who have low income with free daily meals.

To qualify, you are required to

  • have served at least 180 days federal active duty.
  • provide proof of service such as a DD-214.
  • provide proof of all household income and benefits.
  • meet the low-income qualifications.

Contact Dustin Pearson at 903.886.5123 or [email protected] for more information. You may apply online at Meals for Vets.

Mom’s Meals

You can also sign-up for Mom’s Meals (two weeks of meals) to be sent via Federal Express every two weeks This program fits many married veterans and/or those who cannot use the school cafeterias due to absence, breaks between semesters, etc. The process is to apply at , or if already registered for meals, call Hope at 830.992.3375.

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Veterans Vigil

Veterans Vigil

Texas A&M University-Commerce presents a unique program on campus which honors our men and women who served their country during times of military action. From 1949 until 1991, the Air Force ROTC unit on campus conducted the time-honored ceremony: Veterans’ Vigil. Unfortunately, the unit was lost due to retrenchment by Congress in 1991. The university chose to continue this tradition, and in 1992, established a committee comprised of community leaders, faculty, staff and students charged with continuing this legacy.

Veteran's Appreciation

*Day and Time to be Determined – Will be early November

  • Bookstore:10% discount all day on clothing, supplies or gifts Rayburn Student Center
    • Must present proof of eligibility (military id, veteran status)
  • Free lunch for veterans: Rayburn Student Center Cafeteria
    • Must show Military ID, DD214, VFW or American Legion card.

For more information on the Veterans Virtual Appreciation, contact Dustin Pearson at [email protected] or 903.886.5123.


Each year, a vigil is created on the walking mall in front of the Rayburn Student Center on the Texas A&M-Commerce campus, honoring those who have served our country.

2020 – A Virtual Appreciation to our Veterans
2019 – Lions’ Salute to Veterans
2018 – Honoring all Veterans
2017 – A&M Commerce Salutes Area Veterans
2016 – Honoring Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
2015 – Honoring the 70th Anniversary World War II
2014 – Honoring Local Veterans (Past and Future)
2013 – Honoring Disabled Veterans
2012 – Honoring the 65th Anniversary U.S. Air Force
2011 – Remembering Our Armed Forces
2010 – Honoring the ROTC: Past, Present and Future
2009 – Honoring the Reservist
2008 – Honoring the Coast Guard
2007 – Honoring Military Families and Spouses
2006 – Honoring the Vietnam War with The Moving Wall
2005 – Honoring Operations Iraqi Freedom
2004 – Honoring World War II
2003 – Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War
2002 – Honoring the United States Seabees
2001 – Honoring the United States Army
2000 – Honoring the United States Navy
1999 – Honoring the U.S. Marine Corps
1998 – Honoring the Chaplin Corps
1997 – Honoring the 50th Anniversary U.S. Air Force
1996 – Honoring the National Guard
1995 – Honoring the Medical Corps
1994 – Honoring Women in the Military
1993 – Korea
1992 – Honoring WWII Veterans, Korea, Vietnam, and Recent Conflicts

Veteran's Vigil Committee


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Veterans and Military Services :: Student Support

student support

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Veterans and Military Services :: Meet our Staff

We are here to help

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Veterans and Military Services :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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