Veterans Day, November 11, 2016


This year has seen a lot of conflict, in the United States and across the world.  It is important to remember, particularly today, that it is because of veterans that we are able to live in freedom, have meaningful discussions to advance positive change, and exercise our rights as Americans. In the words of President Obama, “On Veterans Day, we salute the women and men who have proudly worn the uniform of the United States of America and the families who have served alongside them, and we affirm our sacred duty as citizens to express our enduring gratitude, both in words and in actions, for their service.”

In the words of Governor Malloy, “It takes a special kind of person to go to work every day prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect others - we must show these brave men and women how appreciative we are for their service.  We can never do enough to pay tribute to our veterans and the steadfastness with which they have performed their duties.  They represent the very best of this country, and we are grateful for their sacrifice and bravery.”

Today, please take a moment to thank all of our veterans for their service.  Learn about why we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, how you can volunteer to help veterans in your neighborhood, or how UConn supports veterans and their families.

At the library this week, we asked our patrons to honor individual veterans by adding their names to our display.  The UConn Law Library, along with UConn students, faculty, and staff, thanks all of our veterans for their courageous service, including:

Tanya Johnson
Reference Librarian,University of Connecticut School of Law