Honoring our Veterans November 11 is Veterans Day, which is a day for all of us to reflect, to honor and to offer our sincere appreciation to those who serve today and those who have served in the past in preserving the freedom of our nation.
Honoring our Veterans
November 10, 2022
Dear Wolf Pack Family,
I hope this email finds you well as we approach a very important day of observance on our campus. November 11 is Veterans Day, which is a day for all of us to reflect, to honor and to offer our sincere appreciation to those who serve today and those who have served in the past in preserving the freedom of our nation.
In 1954, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation,” [External PDF] he called upon the citizens of our country to “solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”
Today we have service members throughout the country and throughout the world who serve our nation and uphold our country’s highest traditions of honor, commitment and sacrifice. We are extremely proud of the more than 1,000 military connected students we have on our campus, as well as numerous faculty and staff members who have also served our country.
Our University proudly offers student veterans the opportunity to realize their educational dreams. We are committed to ensuring that our student veterans receive the support and assistance they need to reach any educational, professional, and personal goal they might have. The University’s Veteran Services Department, which annually processes more than 600 G.I. Bill® benefits, provides a wide range of support and referral services for all undergraduate and graduate students who are veterans, currently serving either on active duty or in the Reserve or National Guard, as well as family members.
In honor of our veterans, University students, faculty and staff planted 2,500 flags into the lawn of the Gateway Plaza on Nov. 7. The flag planting event, which has been held annually for the past decade, recognizes veterans, active-duty military as well as Nevada Guard members, reservists and other military connected in the community. The University’s Veteran Services Department also held a flag retirement ceremony the morning of Nov. 10 to retire flags that are no longer fit for duty in a dignified and proper manner.
November 11, Veterans Day, is a day for us to honor and appreciate the incredible sacrifices our veterans have made throughout the history of our nation. It is also a day to look to the future — and to reaffirm our institutional commitment to our veterans of today, and for those veterans who will join our Wolf Pack Family in the future. This is a day for all of us to celebrate our veterans.
Sincere regards, Brian Sandoval