VU to honor military veterans with special tribute - External Relations
VU to honor military veterans with special tribute
November 4, 2020
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University’s commitment to veterans is
stronger than ever. VU is dedicating a day to remembering and honoring
our military veterans and community with a special tribute.
VU will show its sincerest appreciation to those who have served this
great Nation by holding a recorded Veterans Day Program on Nov. 10.
The tribute will be broadcast on Vincennes PBS at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30
p.m. and then online at VincennesPBS.org.
The Lincoln High School JROTC will post the colors. The All-Weather
Firing Squad will provide a 21-Gun Salute and play Taps. The program
will also feature special songs, a reciting of the Pledge of
Allegiance by children from the Civitan Center, and a speech by former
President Ronald Reagan.
“Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for
they've suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute
than to protect what they have won for us. That is our duty. They have
never let America down. We will not let them down,” Reagan said in a
1983 radio address.
For more than 20 years, VU has paid tribute to veterans with a
special Veterans Day celebration.
Veterans Day is a time to honor the sacrifices of men and women who
have served in the uniform of our country.
The University is committed to the military community inside and
outside of VU, and offers resources to veterans and active service
members who have given so much to our country.
We proudly salute veterans all across America and in our community
like Sara (Winterrowd) Young.
Young, who works in VU's Admissions Office, is a veteran who joined
the United States Navy in 1994.
She attended Boot Camp at Great Lakes, Illinois and Damage Controlman
Technical "A" School on Treasure Island in San Francisco,
California. Young was stationed aboard the USS Sacramento AOE-1, a
fast combat support ship, ported in Bremerton, Washington.
"I enrolled at Vincennes University in January of 2006, and was
able to use my Navy College Fund and Montgomery G.I. Bill to assist
with the costs," Young said. "The Military Education
Department was a vital asset and they were able to ensure that the
process was seamless. My time at VU, as a student and an employee, has
shaped me just as much as my time in the military. As a former VU
Support Staff Council President, I am so proud of the annual Veterans
Day Program that honors all veterans! Thank you to all veterans for
VIQTORY, an organization connecting the military community to
educational opportunities, named VU a Military Friendly School for
2020-2021 for the University’s support of service members, veterans,
and their families.
Active-duty personnel, reservists, guard members, and veterans with
disabilities of any kind may request academic accommodations through
the office of Diverse Abilities and Accommodations for VU courses.
VU’s Veterans Day Program is sponsored annually by the Support Staff
Council. If you are interested in how you can make a difference,
consider attending a Support Staff Council meeting. Meetings are held
on the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. ET in the Technology