November 11 marks the observance of Veterans Day. It was originally designated “Armistice Day” after the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. Since the fighting in World War I ceased on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, November 11, 1919 was proclaimed the first commemoration of Armistice Day. In 1954, legislation was passed to honor veterans of all wars, and November 11 was designated as an official federal holiday – Veterans Day – to honor American veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
The University of Tampa is a proud participant of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program and has been recognized as a Military Friendly School. In addition, the Office of Career Services has identified some specific Veteran Student Resources for our veteran students including tips on translating military skills and experiences into a functional resume.
This year on Veterans Day, say thank you to a veteran for his or her service.