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JSU honored veteran graduates

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson State University paid tribute to their graduates who served in our nation's military during Saturday's final home game.

This special ceremony was held Veterans Day weekend.

Recognized were Mississippi Adjutant General Leon Collins, Brigadier General Robert Crear and Major General Reuben Jones.

"It's the support Jackson State has given to all our veterans. We have a veteran's center located on this campus, Jackson State University right now and they provide a lot of benefits to veterans as well as members who are currently serving," said MS Adjutant General Leon Collins.

"It feels great to be honored by your alma mater, really feels good and also to honor us as we represent all the veterans who have sacrificed so that we can actually enjoy this game here today," said Brigadier General Robert Crear.

"We know that the army is the strength of our nation. Our soldiers are the strength of our army; however, veterans are the strength out in the local communities. It just feels so great to be here to say welcome home to those veterans and thank them for what they do," said Major General Reuben Jones.

Prior to the start of the game the veteran graduates presented a plaque from G.I. Magazine to the university for being a military friendly school.

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