Veterans Day is a special time at Drexel as we honor the more than 40 million women and men who served in the United States Armed Forces, and celebrate the extraordinary role our military has played to keep the nation free and safe.

As part of Family Weekend, Drexel University will host a Veterans Day Breakfast which includes a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Army ROTC at Drexel. The centennial celebration underscores the long and deep ties Drexel has to our Armed Forces.

More than 600 student-veterans and 200 members of their families are studying on campus and online. Of course, our faculty and professional staff include many women and men who have served in the military.

As a Yellow Ribbon School, Drexel has long been recognized for its support of student-veterans. The university’s strong backing of our veterans is one of the reasons why it has been recognized one of the best colleges for veterans by U.S. News and World Report and the Military Times.

Drexel has a number of events planned in the days leading up to the national holiday. We will continue our special tradition of installing hundreds of American flags on the lawn beside Perelman Plaza and Gerri C. LeBow Hall to recognize veterans currently enrolled at Drexel.

Our annual Veterans Day Tribute will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center lobby. A list of all the events can be found here. Please come out and support our veterans and their devoted families. I would like to thank all our Veterans for their commitment and service to our country.