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Honoring Our Veterans

November 8, 2023

Dear Drexel Students and Colleagues,

Right now, if you pass by the green next to Gerri C. LeBow Hall, you will notice a sea of small American flags — 398 of them to be exact — to honor the 398 military veterans currently enrolled at Drexel University. Joined by their 222 dependents, these exceptional women and men enrich our academic community beyond measure. With their unsurpassed diligence, leadership skills, proven ability to perform the most demanding and complex tasks under often unimaginable conditions, and profound love for our great country, all our students, faculty, and professional staff members who served in America’s armed forces are irreplaceable assets that enable us to fulfill our mission.

As we prepare to join our fellow Americans this coming Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11, in honoring all those who have served in our armed forces, let us each keep doing our part to support programs and efforts to make all our military-affiliated students and colleagues feel welcomed, supported, and truly appreciated for their service to our country.

Let’s also take time throughout this week to reflect on the tremendous contributions and sacrifices all our military veterans and their families have made throughout our history to protect and defend our nation.


John Fry