Tech Honors Veterans with Luncheon
Montana Tech will sponsor a Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, November 10th at noon in the Copper Lounge of the Student Union Building. The event has two purposes: first, it is intended to demonstrate honor, respect and appreciation for Tech students, faculty, staff and alumni who are veterans; and second, it is intended to coincide with the national recognition of Veteran’s Day.
“We have a number of students who are veterans,” said Paul Beatty, Tech’s Dean of Students. “Our veterans have put themselves on the line and have made significant personal sacrifices in service to our country. We believe it is important that our veterans know that they are genuinely appreciated. “
The scheduled speaker at the Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon will be Brian Becker, a VA outreach specialist for the Missoula Vet Center.
Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially concluded on November 11, 1918. In legislation passed in 1938, November 11th was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter known as 'Armistice Day'" honoring World War I veterans. After the experiences of World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress -- at the urging of the veterans service organizations -- amended the 1938 Act by striking the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.