Veterans Day Ceremony 11-11-14

November 11, 2014

To the Yale Community:

On Tuesday, November 11 at 12:00 p.m., the university will honor all veterans and active-duty military personnel with a Veterans Day ceremony on Beinecke Plaza. Yale has been home to many men and women who have dedicated their lives to the service of their countries. I invite you to pay them tribute and to reflect on the freedoms and privileges that their sacrifices have made possible.

Following the ceremony at 1:15 p.m., the Yale Veterans Association will host a screening of the documentary “The Millionaires’ Unit: U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War.” The film tells the story of a group of Yale students involved in the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve; these students were some of the first Americans to fight in the First World War. For more information about this event, click here.    

If you cannot be at the ceremony or the screening, I hope you will take a moment to remember the men and women at Yale and beyond who have faithfully taken oaths to protect our communities. You may consider spending time in front of the Alumni War Memorial and Ledyard Flagstaff on Beinecke Plaza, or walking through Memorial Hall, where inscriptions of alumni names, classes, and records of service line the walls. I also encourage you to learn more about the Yale ROTC program and the work of the Yale Veterans Association and the Yale Veterans Network to support military leadership, education, and veteran well-being in our community. Thank you for joining me in honoring our veterans, our active-duty military personnel, and their families.


Kimberly M. Goff-Crews
Secretary and Vice President for Student Life