The Alliance for Veterans would like to thank all military veterans for their selfless service. Thank You. We also thank all who attended breakfast, and all other activities last week, and invite you to join those still scheduled this week.
The willingness to go into "harms way" to defend our Country from those who would attempt to destroy the freedoms that the United States of America was founded upon constitutes the noblest form of engaged citizenship. As members of this alliance and of a University dedicated to a mission in "public affairs" it is our duty to ensure that the sacrifices made and the deprivations endured by America's courageous military defenders are lifted up as examples to the entire campus community as the kind of action necessary to defend and build our democratic republic.
semper in memoria ('always remember')
The Alliance for Veterans Committee would like to say “Thank You” to all of our University units, Community Partners, and Missouri State University faculty, staff and students for their continued support of our Veterans Day Events to honor all those who have served and are currently serving in our US Military.
The Alliance partners with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project to capture and preserve the personal recollections of area veterans and of civilians who have supported America's war efforts, providing services, supplies, and expertise in conducting oral histories. Copies of videotaped interviews are provided to the subjects and to the Library of Congress for its permanent collection. Master copies are also archived in Meyer Library for local access and use. We now have more than 400 interviews on file in Meyer Library. http://library.missouristate.edu/archives/speccoll/m013.htm
You can learn about the Library of Congress project and also obtain instructions for conducting your own interview at www.loc.gov/vets. The local archive may be viewed at Meyer Library or by clicking on Meyer Library Archive.