This Wednesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. It is a day of remembrance: A tribute paid to those who have served in our armed forces. During this very week years ago, on November 10, 1775, the United States Marine Corps was founded. Considering the date, it would not be hard for Americans to guess why. The Marine Corps members have faithfully served the people of the United States of America since the time of the Revolutionary War. Some of our most iconic symbols of freedom have come from our service members’ triumphs and sacrifices. The servicemen raising the American flag at Iwo Jima is still considered one of the Marine Corps’ greatest triumphs. Symbols like these represent hope and freedom to the people of America.
Millersville University is taking part in the celebration by hosting an event outside the SMC. There will be a presenting of the colors by the ROTC cadets, followed by a “Cost of Freedom” luncheon to honor the veterans in our presence. The luncheon is suitably named. The price of freedom is steep, and it is one that has been continually paid for a long time. This week should serve as a commemoration to all those who served the people of the United States through the armed forces. So, to all our veterans: Thank you.