Today we observe Veteran’s Day in the United States of America. A nation formed “Under God, with liberty and justice for all.” The origin of this observation dates back to November 11, 1918. According to the Office of Public Affairs of the US Department of Veterans Affairs:
“In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: ‘To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations….’” http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp
“Armistice Day” was later renamed in June 1, 1954 to “Veterans Day” in order to honor American Veterans of all wars.
Schiller International University would like to extend its gratitude and thankfulness to every US Veteran that has served to defend this great nation. To those of you who had the privilege to have worn the unmistakable uniform representing patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good, we say “Thank You”. We would also like to express our gratitude to all service members currently serving this great nation. Your bravery inspires us all.