Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans
Dear Members of the Carnegie Mellon University Community:
Tomorrow during our nation’s annual observance of Veterans Day, we remember those who have served our country as well as honor all active-duty service members and their families.
Their bravery and sacrifice have preserved our country’s democracy and the rights and freedoms that we cherish. Their service has enhanced our society by giving higher education communities like Carnegie Mellon opportunities to define academic excellence and pursue knowledge and expression. We owe them an incredible debt of gratitude.
I am grateful that CMU counts more than 230 veterans, active-duty service members and ROTC cadets among our staff, faculty and students, as well as countless veterans among our CMU alumni who have dedicated great portions of their lives in service to our country and communities. The university is also active in the development of service members, hosting a Naval ROTC unit on campus and supporting CMU students who participate in Air Force and Army ROTC units at neighboring universities.
To commemorate our nation’s military veterans, CMU’s Naval ROTC Unit will host a ceremony on the Pittsburgh campus tomorrow, Friday, November 11, from 7:50–8:05 a.m. in the Danforth Conference Room on the second floor of the Cohon University Center.
I hope you will take a few moments to recognize those who have defended our nation and have sacrificed to safeguard the freedoms and democratic values that unite us all as Americans.
Henry L. Hillman President’s Chair