File photo: Airman salutes. Saquan Stimpson

I’m trying to get into the habit of writing a little  synopsis of my assignments therefore i’m actually writing the blog post from the island of St.Thomas, however a few days ago I covered Veteran’s day event.

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces.

It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.


A member of the Blue Hen Veterans committee adjusts 1 of 6,902 mini American flags on the North Green on the Campus of The University of Delaware. Saquan Stimpson


And standard military salute surrounded by 6902 American flags symbolizing those brave men and women who gave their lives. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

With that said The University of Delaware  Blue Hens Veteran comettiee honored military service men and women by placing 6,902 flags on the North Green on the Campus of Delaware representing the many brave men and women who have lost their lives defending and protecting the freedoms people enjoy in the United States.

The ceremony feature keynote speaker, Lt. Gen. John W. Morgan III, a UD alumnus and successful officer in the United States Army.

Volunteers from many registered student organizations (RSOs), Greek organizations and ROTC began setting up U.S. flags on the North Green starting at 6 a.m., to prepare for the ceremony.


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