Everyone is encouraged to join the Office of Military and Veteran Services and the UNO Student Veteran Organization for a cake cutting to honor all of our Student Veterans on this Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11 at noon in the MBSC atrium.
Veterans Day began as Armistice Day as a way to commemorate the ending of WWI on Nov. 11, 1918, 100 years ago this year. The United Kingdom, France, Australia and Canada all continue to celebrate this in memoriam of the Veterans of both World Wars. In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in the United States as an effort to honor all Veterans who have served. In the United States, there are approximately 16.9 million living Veterans, 1.9 million of which are women.
Since the end of WWI, the United States has had six official wars. There are approximately 13.6 million Veterans
living today that have served in wartime. At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, there are 819 Veterans and currently serving military members presently enrolled. The entire military-connected population makes up
approximately 10 percent of the total UNO population.
UNO’s commitment to supporting military students and their families dates back decades. In the 1940s, UNO
participated in the Operation Bootstrap Initiative, which assisted commissioned officers in completing a degree in
post-military life. This commitment to serving military-affiliated students continues today as Military Times has
ranked UNO in the top ten nationally in its Best for Vets: Colleges rankings each year for the past eight years.
All dress uniforms on display belong to current student veterans affiliated with UNO.
Visit military.unomaha.edu to learn more about our military-connected community.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.