College of Western Idaho (CWI) celebrated Veterans Day with a number of events at the Nampa Campus Academic Building (NCAB) on Monday, Nov. 12, to honor and recognize those who have served our country.
As the sun rose, students and staff participated in a Run to Remember – a one-mile run and walk to pay tribute to the sacrifices veterans and their families make to the nation.
That afternoon, in front of the CWI Patriot Range at NCAB decorated with 200 American flags, Dallas Hulsey, Senior Coordinator with Veterans Services, introduced President Bert Glandon; guest speaker, Jacob Roecker; and Justin Vance, Culture and History Department Chair. Marking the 100th Anniversary since the end of World War I, Vance underscored the sacrifices and toll these conflicts place on military members.
“Wars are all horrible in their own way, whether it’s making a frontal assault across No Man’s Land over the course of a few terrifying hours – or being under the constant threat of not knowing if you’ll be shot or drive over an IED every day for a year, or many years, in the case of multiple deployments like in recent conflicts,” Vance said.
The day concluded with a panel discussion featuring veterans discussing their service and the transitions they made starting school following their service. The College is proud to support veterans as they acquire the education they need to excel in the workforce. Thank you for your service to our country.