Nov. 14, 2023
Before Saturday’s win against the University of Tennessee, we joined with Whiteman Air Force Base to commemorate both Veterans Day and the annual Whiteman Day tailgate at Mizzou. This is the 25th year that Joe and Fran Scallorns have sponsored this event to honor the brave men and women who serve our country. The event was held at the Hearnes Center and attended by more than 500 service members, veterans and families of the Whiteman Air Force Base.
During the game, we also celebrated Mizzou Football’s Military Appreciation Day, which was one of many 2023 Veterans Week highlights. I was on-field with members of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, elected officials and other Mizzou leaders to recognize veterans as well as the important work of our MU School of Law Veterans Clinic. The clinic’s students, faculty and staff have helped more than 1,600 veterans secure VA benefits and correct service characterizations over the last ten years. Bob Langdon, a ’73 MU alumnus, presented the clinic with more than $100,000 in contributions by School of Law alumni from the 1970s.
Thanks to important initiatives like the Veterans Clinic and the Student Veterans Resource and Support Center, Mizzou is often recognized as a great university for veterans and military-affiliated students. We are proud to give back to those who served, and grateful for their dedication to our country.