Veterans on campus and beyond, honored on Veterans Day

November 11th, Veterans Day, is the day America celebrates all the men and women who have fought to protect our country. At Saint Stephen's, it's a time to be grateful for our patriots, near and far.

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A Vetrans day poster to honer all the people who served in the armed forces.

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”

— Alexander Hamilton

On November 11th, 1918, an armistice was signed recognizing the end of World War I. That day of marked peace, dubbed “Armistice Day,” has been celebrated every November since.

Later, on November 11th, 1954, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Since then, Veterans day has been recognized as a day to honor all the men and women of America’s armed forces who have sacrificed their time and lives to protect our country.

Saint Stephen’s has several staff and faculty members who have graciously served our country. Mr. Erby (Middle School Director), Mr. Paoletti (Athletic Director), and Mr. Jensen (Director of Admissions), are all veterans that we have to thank on this special day.

The Gauntlet reached out to Mr. Erby for his sentiments on what Veterans Day means to him. Mr. Erby, Middle School Director, also served the armed forces, “I think it has more value now… My grandfather was in the Korean War and my dad was in Vietnam, but for me I think it’s just understanding the commitment and sacrifice that you sign up for.”

 
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