Northeastern Honors the Nation’s Veterans

Northeastern Honors the Nation’s Veterans


(somber music) – Today we honor every man and woman who’s ever worn the uniform of the nation, who selflessly secured America’s
promise through history. – It’s my distinct honor
to stand before you today representing the Northeastern
Army ROTC program that first grew roots 100 years ago, when our nation called
upon the institution to produce high quality officers. Rest assured, our Northeastern
cadets will continue the long lineage of worthy
service to our great nation with lasting grace and honor. – I found myself here
because there is a strong, honest veteran community that is ready to give all that it can. The very men and women on
that wall gave their lives so we can continue to do what
we do each and every day; serve those around us. – Only roughly 1% of our
population serves in the military. And as we consider the impact
those individuals have had and will have around the
world defending freedom and protecting democracy, I’m reminded of the words
of Winston Churchill, “Never in the field of human
conflict was so much owed to so many by so few.” – It’s my honor today to
add another hero’s name to our Northeastern Veteran’s Memorial. Private Peter M. Waldie, Northeastern class of 1921. – Let me also salute all the
veterans who are here today. Their impact is felt and will be felt for generations to come. Our University never stopped
embracing the military and have the largest continuing
ROTC program in New England. And this is a way for us to play a small role in helping this great nation. We thank you for remembering
and help us remember. Thank you. (somber music)

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