November 11 is Veterans Day—a day to honor the courage and sacrifice of the heroes who served our country in the military.
This Veterans Day, and throughout the year, we encourage you to thank the veterans in your life and ask how you can get involved in their missions. Below are a few ideas to watch, listen, read, research, reflect, and act this Veterans Day.
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On behalf of the Center for Social Change and the Kindness Project: To all veterans in our Walden community, thank you for your service on this Veterans Day.
- Learn more about how alum Eric Barton uses his Master of Public Administration from Walden University and his military background to give back and make positive social change for veterans with PTSD, disabled children, and others in need.
- Watch Honoring Service & Sacrifice as Dr. Sue Subocz, current associate president and provost of Walden University, tours the Military Women’s Memorial, which honors and tells the stories of women, past and present, who serve our nation.
- Listen to a podcast to hear more about veterans stories and experiences.
- Read more about the history of Veterans Day and why we honor Veterans every year on November 11.
- There are many veterans and active-duty service members in our university community. Take some time to learn about their lives, service, and how they are using their degree from Walden to make positive social change in their communities:
- Uplifting Minority Veterans – Dr. Xavier Bruce, who earned a Doctor of Business Administration, helps minority veterans transition into civilian life.
- Called to Serve – Dr. Jeremy Van Tress, a PhD in Social Work graduate, dedicates his life to helping ALS patients.
- The Healing Power of Music – Jason Hanna, a PhD in Psychology student and MS in Psychology graduate, examines the healing power of music to address post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Meet a Graduate: Dr. Nadya Yassa-Lopez – The PhD in Management graduate explores generational differences of young Marines and their level of commitment.
- From The US Census Bureau, learn more about the Veteran Population. For example, did you know there are 16.5 million veterans in the United States as of 2021?
- Locate and visit a military museum in your state to research more about our country’s military history.
- The theme for Veterans Day 2022 is “honor.” Learn more about the theme and view the poster released in honor of Veterans Day 2022. Reflect on how you can honor the veterans in your life
- Review the virtual exhibit Veterans Day: Reflections on Service from Google Cultural Institute and the Television Academy Foundation.
- Review the list of 33 communities in 25 states and the District of Columbia that will host VA-recognized Veterans Day observances to pay tribute to America’s heroes. The sites were recognized by the Veterans Day National Committee.
- See if your community is hosting a veterans program or event in your area and attend an event to celebrate Veterans Day.
- Review additional ways to honor and celebrate the veterans in your life this Veterans Day.
- Send a letter of appreciation to members of our military, both past and present through an organization like A Million Thanks or America’s Adopt A Soldier.
- For Veterans, check out Veterans Day 2022 discounts and offers.