Tomorrow, Friday November 11th is Veteran’s Day. This date marked the end of the First World War in 1918, and was first commemorated as Armistice Day in 1919. On the occasion, President Wilson prescribed that the day, “will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.”
As part of the effort to honor and support our veterans, Touro College has developed a Veteran’s Program dedicated to helping servicemen and women “best utilize your hard earned skills and military experience toward achieving your educational and career goals.” Staff members can help you navigate VA, DoD, and other tuition assistance benefits. Touro also offers several support programs to help students attain college prerequisites or set a path towards graduate and professional degrees. A resource list compiled by the Veteran’s department makes it easy to get in touch with outside support systems, such as peer support organizations and social services.
Memories that stay with us. I watched my Dad purchase a poppy flower every year around Memorial Day and learned it was to remember the veterans. With his passing, I picked up the tradition. I attach the flower to my handbag every year, hoping it will last awhile, but I often wondered what the story was behind this tradition. After reading many stories of how this tradition began I’ve put together this timeline: Continue reading →
Showing gratitude to United States Veterans and service members is just the beginning of how Touro College – New York supports our military men, women and families. The Touro College Veteran’s Program was created to help our service members realize their educational goals. This program allows military veterans, active service members, National Guardsmen and the Reserves, as well as their dependents, the opportunity to continue their education.