Published on Nov. 14, 2018
Updated on Nov. 15, 2021
In honor of Veterans Day on Monday, I thought it would be nice to talk about Veterans Day and how it came to be. Veterans Day was created to commemorate the end of World War I on November 11, 1919. Formerly known as Armistice day, Veterans Day was officially named by President Eisenhower in 1954.* Today, Veterans Day is used to celebrate and remember the men and women who have served/are currently serving in the US military. To provide a little context, there were around 20.4 million U.S. veterans in 2016. 91% are males and 9% are females.**
In terms of military opportunities at Mizzou, the University has an ROTC program. This program is designed to prepare students for serving in the Active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. There are many different job fields available after completion of the program such as Field Artillery, Finance Corps, Nursing Corps, Military Police and many more.
The Career Center has wonderful resources for student veterans. One of which includes the Guide to Career Services for Student Veterans. This contains information about transitioning your military experience to an employment or educational setting, transition help for spouses and families as well as job search assistance in both regular and government jobs.
Take some time this week to thank the ones who have sacrificed their time and energy to protect our country and if you are interested in serving yourself, be sure to check out all the Mizzou has to offer!