Thank you to all of the veterans who have served this country!
Today is Veterans Day, a day when we honor those men and women who have served the United States in times of peace and war. Formerly Armistice Day, Nov. 11 marks the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. The armistice was reached in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, ending “The Great War” which claimed more than 16 million lives and left more than 21 million wounded.
Following World War II, the name was amended to Veterans Day, in which all veterans were to be honored.
To celebrate our veterans, please join the Corps of Cadets this morning at 10:30, at the War Memorial Chapel for a remembrance ceremony. At 11 a.m., a wreath will be placed in front of the cenotaph on Memorial Court above the chapel. For more information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/p4tec2e.
Tonight at 7, a group called Warrior Writers will be at the Haymarket Theater in Squires Student Center. This group performs spoken word poetry “to create a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, provide a creative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to the lived experiences of warriors.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.warriorwriters.org.
If you know a veteran or see a veteran today, please thank them for their service and sacrifice.