Thank a veteran today for their service to our country (or the country where you’re from). It’s a simple, but meaningful thing to do. A message from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs:
Two-sentence history. Known first as “Armistice Day” for its roots in 1918 at the end of WWI when the armistice was signed at Versailles “at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” the official beginnings of the U.S. holiday were passed in a resolution of Congress in 1928.
Since then, veteran affairs, like healthcare and education, have been issues that have not always been at the foreground of political debate. One recent argument posted on the Inside Higher Ed blog challenges the low proportions of veterans in selective schools’ student bodies. Does Middlebury have any veteran students? Is that a place for growth? What does the GI Bill have to say? What do you think?
EDIT (10:41 a.m. 11.11.10): Check out this article from MiddMag on the story of one awesome MiddKid, Army Cadet Emily Núñez ’12 (above). Thanks to Luke Whelan for the tip.
P.S. Don’t try going to the post office today – it’s closed.