Veterans Day is a United States holiday on Nov. 11 that honors military veterans. A U.S. military veteran is defined as “Any, Any, Any,” which is any person who has served for any length of time in any military service branch.
The Nov. 11 date has important historical significance, as it is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I between Germany and the Allied Nations in 1918. World War I formally ended at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Thus, Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day because of this, but President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name in 1954.
Stevenson University has recently taken greater initiative in attracting more veterans to the university. So far, the university has made plans for a veterans resource center as well as appointed Christian Manning as the veterans’ admissions liaison. Stevenson’s Registrar’s Office also has its own VA certifying official, Laura E. Holland.
“As the size of Stevenson’s veteran community grows, so will the need for us to grow for the veterans. Currently, we have 42 vet students at Stevenson, and I hope to have over 100 in the next couple years,” said Manning.
Stevenson University will honor veterans by holding a transfer instant decision day on Nov. 11 at the Owings Mills campus. Stevenson is offering veterans-focused informational sessions that include information on scholarships, VA benefits, transfer credits and admission requirements. Veterans who bring their transcripts will get an instant decision and scholarship quotes along with a $250 credit towards tuition when they visit. Essentially, this event is an opportunity for potential veteran students to get a chance to see what Stevenson has to offer them now, and in the future.
Veterans Day is a time to honor the people around the country who have served or are currently serving. “I appreciate all the men and women who have served my country and I am most proud to have served alongside many amazing people — I am personally very lucky. I am now doing more for veterans than ever,” said Manning.