Veterans Day 2015 at FDU
For the past several years, the FDU community has participated in America's Parade, the annual Veterans Day parade in New York City.
Before boarding the bus to go march in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City, members of the FDU community had a flag ceremony and the Knights softball team honored veterans with a display of American flags planted in the softball field. The team raised money with the flags for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Under an overcast November sky, a large crowd gathered outside of the Monninger Center while members of the FDU community stood for a short Veterans Day ceremony that included brief remarks, a color guard procession, the FDU Chamber Choir’s rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” "Taps" played by student Paul Danilack, and a moment of silence.
In its latest nationwide survey, FDU's PublicMind poll finds 80% of Americans give the U.S. a failing grade for the poor care veterans receive after their service. “It’s one thing to devote a day to honoring service, but quite another to care for veterans even on days when veterans aren’t the focus of national admiration,” says Krista Jenkins, professor of political science and director of PublicMind.
WAMFest 2015 uses art for veterans' healing
Words and music about war and healing collide at FDU for WAMFest 2015, which focused on "The Art of Healing: Veterans." Events included an art exhibit by Vietnam veteran and FDU student, Tom Miller; a concert which mashed-up the poetry and prose of Tom Sleigh and Phil Klay with the music of the American String Quartet; and a special therapeutic song writing session and concert with singer/songwriter, Darden Smith.
FDU's nationally ranked Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosts its 6th annual Veterans Launching Ventures (VLV) program. The VLV program is designed to provide the skills and support veterans need to seize entrepreneurial opportunities and open small businesses if they so choose.
Share this feature story: