Veterans Day November 11th, 2011
IPR would like to say thank you and pay tribute to all US Military veterans, active duty personnel and reservists.
If you have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military we would like to invite you to stop by the Student Services Department anytime during our regular office hours on Thursday Nov. 10th or Friday, Nov. 11th to recognize you for your service.
Here are some thoughts we’d like to share:
“We often take for granted the things that deserve our gratitude the most. I think John F. Kennedy so aptly put it:
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.”
Thank you to all Veterans of the IPR community as well as communities around our great country, for paying the price, bearing the burden, and meeting all hardships at home or on a foreign shore, to ensure all Americans live and grow under the flag that stands for freedom and liberty.” –JR Hunte, Director of Financial Aid, SRA (Former) 317th TAW 43rd MDG AES Pope AFB, NC
The observance of Veterans Day on November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day:
A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
It was originally known as Armistice Day because the armistice or temporary cessation of hostilities for World War I took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For a complete history of Veterans Day, visit www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.