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Center for Social Change:
Veteran's Day

Walden University's Center for Social Change is a connective hub that promotes, facilitates, and supports collaborative alliances, action research, and projects that lead to purposeful action for sustainable positive social change.

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.

One way to show gratitude is to write thank you letters to deployed soldiers or local veterans to thank them for their service to our country. They served us - let us share our gratitude! See "Act" for additional details. 

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.




  • 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.