Veterans Day started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in service and was originally called Armistice Day. According to Military.com, it fell on Nov. 11 because that's the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day to account for all veterans in all wars.
Madison College has about 700 student veterans. The college was recently recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine as a top Military Friendly® school. According to the publication's rankings, Madison College is third in the "Large Community Colleges" category. That's the highest ranking of any Wisconsin college or university.
To honor veterans, Madison College is hosting a Veterans Day virtual ceremony starting at 1 p.m. on Nov. 11.
VETERANS DAY AGENDA:
1 p.m. - Introduction to Madison College's Veterans Resource Services
1:15 p.m. - Presentation on being military friendly
1:30 p.m. - A collection of Madison College voices in recognition of veterans
To learn more about why Madison College is a smart choice for veterans, please visit this site.