Veterans Memorial Celebration December 7

On December 7, 2017, Ave Maria School of Law will host its Second Annual Veterans Memorial Celebration in honor of our nation’s Veterans. The ceremony, beginning at 5:00 p.m., will take place at the Veterans Memorial Law Library and there will be a dinner reception following at St. Thomas More Commons. This year, Ave Law will be awarding the first Annual St. Martin of Tours, Patron Saint of Veterans and Soldiers, Hero Award. Major General J. T. (Mike) Coyne, United States Marine Corps (Retired) will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Back by popular demand will be the Ladies for Liberty Singing Troupe.

Veterans and their families together with the Ave Law community and friends of the law school are invited to attend, but must RSVP due to limited seating. Please RSVP to Amber Richards,, 239.687.5341.
Last year, on December 7, 2016, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the law school dedicated the school’s law library to veterans, renaming it the “Ave Maria School of Law Veterans Memorial Law Library.” Inside the library, Ave Law created a Veterans Wall of Honor. As patrons enter the library, they are greeted by depictions of oversized service members in uniform, representing each of the five military branches. Benefactors, faculty, staff, students, and members of the community may purchase plaques to place on the wall with the name of a veteran. It enables family and friends to
memorialize and honor their beloved veterans, keeping the memory of loved ones and their service and sacrifice to our nation alive for many years to come.

Ave Maria School of Law is committed to honoring our nation’s military veterans. Ave Law has earned the 2017 national Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media. Ave Law is proud of our students and alumni who are veterans, as well as three retired Army JAG officers on our faculty including our President and Dean, our Founder, Thomas Monaghan, a Marine Veteran, and several members of the Board of Governors who are also veterans.

• Veterans can receive full scholarships to attend law school free of charge. There is no limit to the amount of scholarships
offered to veterans who qualify for the yellow ribbon program.
• On-campus housing is available for students and their families.
• Ave Law’s campus lies contiguous to an elementary school.
• Veterans parking is available throughout campus.
• A Veterans Advocacy Center is located in the library, providing resources for veterans to research veteran rights and benefits.
• Ave Law will launch a Veterans Friends & Family video project to honor loved ones who served our country that will live in our library and on our website.
• The law school will continue to host an annual event every year honoring our nation’s veterans, highlighting local veterans in the Florida region.

“Can You Honor A Veteran?”
You are invited to become one of the 100 founding members of the Veterans Memorial Law Library at Ave Maria School of
Law by pledging your support of $50,000 in this lasting tribute to honor and remember our nation’s veterans.
Your donation helps us honor our veterans, provide full scholarships to veterans and ensure that those who fought for
us and protected our freedoms are never forgotten. Pledges can be paid in gifts of $5,000 each year for 10 years, or in a few
payments. Veterans Wall of Honor plaques to honor your loved one are available with a $2500 donation.
For more information, please visit
or contact Sharon Sparrow, Leadership Gifts Officer, 239.687.5344 or
Ave Maria School of Law Campus
1025 Commons Circle, Naples, FL 34119

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