Silkies Hike Registration

Silkies Hike Registration

Date: November 11th, 2021
Tentative Time: 9:00 am (Meet Up); Depart 9:45 am
Meet Up Location: Specks Garage
End Point: LBJSC- Open Veteran Commemoration Ceremony Reception

Important- We will pause in the Quad for the Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony hosted by Student Foundation. The program is about 30 minutes from 11am-1130am. After Ceremony we will continue to hike back up to LBSC for Open Reception (optional to attend reception).

Task: Come Join The Veterans Alliance of Texas State as we hike through the Texas State Campus. V.A.T.S. is looking to promote camaraderie among our Student Veterans and the Campus. 

Condition: To compliment the TXST Veteran Commemoration Ceremony hosted by Student Foundation. We will being at Specks Garage, move out towards the main campus, pause at the Veteran Commemoration Ceremony and then continue to the LBJSC for the open reception. 

About | History: Silkies Hikes are a series of events across the nation designed to PREVENT veteran suicide by bringing veterans together using humor and camaraderie to heal the mental wounds of war through therapeutic events and entertainment- Irreverent Warriors.

We want to continue to prevent veteran suicide through the use of unconventional therapy. Veterans are different, and therefore use different methods of coping. In the face of tragedy, a veteran is more likely to use humor and camaraderie as a coping mechanism than anything else.

Historically, Civilians are not allowed to hike but this year all supporters are welcome.

The mission of the Silkies Hike is to bring veterans together with laughter and camaraderie, create a support network for veterans, and provide a day of therapy. 

Standard: Have a Great Time!


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