Remembering Veterans Day

In the midst of research papers, important tests, registering for classes, and preparing for the upcoming holidays it is all too easy to forget that today, November 11, is Veterans Day. This holiday was created to help us remember those who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our freedoms. Unfortunately, it is far too common to overlook this day and its importance, especially when school is still in session and workplaces are still open. But this is no excuse. This post is our request for you to stop and think about our veterans and what they and their families have endured so that you may go to school or work today. Below are just a few historic images of Loyola University’s representation in the Armed Forces.

If you have a chance today, thank a veteran or active duty military member, thank their spouse, thank their children, thank their parents. Don’t do it because you think you have to, do it because it’s the right thing to do.

Soldiers learning telegraphy at Loyola during World War I.

Loyola dental school alumni serving together at the 64th General Hospital in Maddalloni, Italy, on June 5, 1944.

Loyola University's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps drilling on campus.

Captain Ronald F. Rod, a former ROTC instructor at Loyola University, was killed in Vietnam, 1965.

Article from Loyola's Maroon newspaper on Captain Ronald F. Rod, killed in Vietnam, 1965.

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