Honoring our veterans

By Isis McCully

Lincoln University staff and students take a moment of silence in honor of Veterans Day Monday afternoon in Memorial Hall. Nov. 11, 2019. (Photo by Jasmine Ray)

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY- Due to the weather, Lincoln university was still able to honor our veterans on Nov. 11, 2019 in the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall.

Veterans Day is meant to show thanks to those who sacrificed their lives to serve for our country. The university was founded in 1866 after the Civil War by the soldiers and officers of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantry. It’s because of their dream and dedication that we have an institute. “We salute to our founders as well as the men and women who have and will continue to fight for our freedom,” said Kristin Guerrant, coordinator of LU’s Military & Veterans Services Center.

The ceremony was opened by the national anthem, followed by Miss Sophomore Mya Howard who gave a speech about her father. She thanked him for his services while honoring others. “I am so thankful to have a father who has served for our country.”

Veterans put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. We should shake their hands or give salute (when appropriate) when we see one.

Lincoln University staff and students take a moment of silence in honor of Veterans Day Monday afternoon in Memorial Hall. Nov. 11, 2019. (Photo by Jasmine Ray)

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