Staff Ed: Veteran appreciation should be celebrated beyond Veterans day
By THE BLUE AND GRAY EDITORIAL BOARD
This past Sunday, Veteran’s Day was celebrated across the country. The holiday serves as an opportunity to publicly recognize our veterans and acknowledge their efforts. Many of us know or have known a veteran, whether that be a parent, a grandparent, a sibling or a friend. The Mary Washington community encompasses many people from diverse backgrounds, including those that have served our country in the armed forces. Our student veterans exemplify the values and principles that the Mary Washington community holds dear.
The Blue and Gray Staff would like to thank each and every member of the UMW community and the Fredericksburg community who has served America with pride and honor. However, our thankfulness towards our nation’s veterans cannot only be contained within a single day.We encourage everyone to take time out of their day to thank a veteran in their lives. It is important for us as a community and as a country to remember the sacrifices that our men and women in uniform have made in order to keep this nation safe and free.