Today we celebrate and thank every veteran that proudly served the United States of America. Thank you for your unselfish service. And a big thank you to the families that sacrificed too. When one family member serves, the whole family serves. You are what makes our country great! What exactly is Veteran’s Day? There is a big difference between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. Memorial Day is in honor of every one who gave the ultimate sacrifice: their life. Veteran’s Day is for everyone living or dead that served our country.
Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
Veterans Day is an official United States federal holiday that is observed annually on November 11, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect). The United States also originally observed Armistice Day; it then evolved into the current Veterans Day holiday in 1954.
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives and those who perished while in service.
From our Peace Family, thank you for your service! Bryan/College Station, home of Texas A&M University, is a very proud supporter of our military.
Did you know…?Approximately 42 percent of the members of the Cadet Corps receive a commission in the United States Armed Forces upon graduation; when off-campus commissioning sources are included, such as the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class, that percentage climbs to over 50 percent. Under federal law, Texas A&M University is one of six U.S. colleges that are classified as senior military colleges. Though students at Texas A&M are technically required to participate in the Corps, the majority of incoming students are excused by the University Administration and the Commandant. Those who elect to join the Corps must participate in mandatory Reserve Officer Training Corps(ROTC) courses and training for the first two years, but these are optional for junior and senior year cadets. Juniors and seniors who do not have military contracts to receive commissions, but who wish to remain members of the Cadet Corps, are classified as “Drill & Ceremonies” (D&C) cadets and are required to attend leadership classes taught by the Commandant’s Office.
We salute you, Aggies, and all veterans today!