Celebrate Veterans, Take Part In Campus Activities To Honor Them

MICHAEL K. YOUNG
PRESIDENT

November 11, 2016

From a personal perspective, the immense respect I have for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces stems not only from the extraordinary acts of heroism they demonstrate and the many sacrifices they make, but also from my own experiences as a child whose mother served as a World War II bomber pilot and whose father fought in the Battle of the Bulge. I am also the proud father of children who currently serve our country as members of the Air Force.

On the occasion of Veterans Day, I am honored to extend my deepest gratitude to veterans everywhere—especially Aggie veterans—who serve our great nation in the U.S. Armed Forces. Recognizing our nation's selfless veterans is particularly important at Texas A&M where our long history of military tradition is integral to the very fabric of our heritage. Furthermore, I am truly thankful that our immensely important military custom continues to thrive as the Corps of Cadets attracts more members today than it has in several decades.

In fact, USA Today has cited Texas A&M as the best institution in the country for providing services to veterans transitioning into civil service careers following their military service. Each and every day, we work at the Veteran Resource and Support Center to support 1,200 current veteran students and many others considering enrollment after their tours of duty. In honor of our veterans, please see the list of activities occurring on campus today.

Warm regards,
Mike Young