Military & Veteran Services Team speaks on behalf of Veterans Day

Elisa D'Egidio, Student Life Editor

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day which has been observed nationally since 1938. This day honors the bravery and sacrifices of those who have served in the U.S. military.

An email sent out to the student body by the Military & Veteran Services Team on Oct. 1 shared that this year, the annual Veterans Day celebration would not be hosted in person. Instead, they compiled videos and photographs to be a part of their virtual Veterans Day event. At the German Club, they offered coffee, donuts and bagels for the student veterans on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Military & Veteran Services Team is used to assist the student veteran community throughout their academic careers by utilizing their strengths; not only do they aim to assist non-traditional military and veteran students, they have also developed a Green Zone Training for the University of New Haven.

Ryan Noonan, graduate national security major and team lead said, “The purpose of Green Zone Training is to provide staff, faculty, and students with a better understanding and appreciation of the student veteran perspective.”

Members of the Military & Veteran Services Team and their VA Work-Study team recognize the significance of this holiday.

Micah Weinstein, a criminal justice senior, said, “Veterans Day is a day for everyone to come together and reflect on our nation’s history.”

“It’s a day to remember and appreciate those who have served, but also as Veterans, it is a time for us to come together,” said Anthony Camera, a criminal justice junior. “We have people from the Navy, Army, the Marines, the Coast Guard, all of these different branches coming together to share similar stories regardless of our service.”

Patricia Schlosser, a business management senior, and Camera praised and thanked the university, saying that the school is always there in support.

“They give us recognition 364 days out of the year,” Camera said. “From being understanding of circumstances such as leaving for training or providing the Veterans Lounge in Maxcy Hall, these students are thankful for what the school offers them.