Military & Veteran Services

Happy Veteran's Day! 

Veteran's Day Messages 

“Thank you for all of your sacrifices, for the big and small, for the obvious and not-so-obvious ways that you've sacrificed!” – Paige Mann, Library

“Thank you for your extraordinary service to our country. May Heaven's choicest blessings be showered on you always.” – Pani Chakrapani

“UR Appreciated today and always! Your commitment is inspirational. Thank you for all that you do.” - Rachel Roche, Bulldog Athletics

“Thank you for serving our country. As the daughter of a Marine, I know very well how difficult the time away can be, whether it be for reserves training or active duty abroad. Many of us know these difficulties and appreciate you.” – Heather Lambeth

“As a civilian, I know I cannot comprehend the challenges and hardships you have faced, but please know that your service is much appreciated. I believe you are the true heroes, and your dedication and service is truly amazing. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your service and your sacrifices that you have made and are making for our country.” – Chris Mee, Dean’s Office, School of Business & Society

“Thank you” – Emmanuel Fernandez, Redlands

“Gratitude is a terribly inadequate offer in response to all you've done. We see you and we appreciate you.” – Thoman Guzowski, Career & Professional Development

“Hello active/veteran personnel. Thank you for your sacrifice and courage to serve in our military. It is a big sacrifice to take on, that affects you and your family. People often forget that you may spend time away from home. And the loss of time hits you, but you have done something very honorable. There's no shame in that. And I deeply thank you for your time and service.” – Mason R.

“Hooah! Thank you for your sacrifice. I appreciate your service, dedication, and loyalty to this great country. We remember, never forgotten.” – Liz, SGT

“Thank you for your service, and for the sacrifices you made to protect our nation. Your courage and dedication are inspiring.” – Alisha Aguilar, Student Financial Services

“Thank you so much for your service. In Shoreditch, London, UK, where I lived for many years, the local Fire Brigade building had a huge mural with a line of poetry on it: "Love is the running towards. Thank you for offering to run towards the danger, so that all of us can live in freedom and peace.” - John Falcone, San Francisco Theological Seminary

“As a Veteran myself, I am thankful for those who came before me, those whom I served with, and those who have come after me. Your service and sacrifices do not go unnoticed. Thank you for your service and dedication.” – Erin Lee, Military & Veteran Services

“Thank you to all of our veterans!” – Gabriel Frias

“Thank you to all veterans specially to my brother who is twice the veteran.” – Juan Rodriguez

“To all of my fellow veterans and the active-duty members in our University Community, I join in saying with great appreciation and admiration "Thank You" for your service and your sacrifice.” – Christopher Jones, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer

“Thank you and your family, for your service and all that you have sacrificed!” – Natalie O’Harra, Student Success Center

“Thank you for your service and dedication. You are appreciated!” – Kady Wood, Human Resources

“Thank you for the sacrifices that you have had to make to serve our country. I am grateful for those who were before you and those who are in service now. Without you we wouldn't be where we are today.”  – Yesenia Lopez

“Please accept my sincere thank you and appreciation to our Active-Duty Service Members, Veterans, and their Families for their sacrifices and service to our Nation.” – James Patricola, University or Redlands, School of Business & Society

“Growing up in a military family (born at a US Air Force Base hospital!), with over 75 years of combined service, I have immense appreciation for those who choose to serve our country.  I will never take for granted the sacrifices made and will always salute the individuals in uniform whether it be past, present or future.”  – Katherine Miller, Student Financial Services

“On this day and every day, I want to thank you for your unwavering courage, resilience, and the sacrifices you have made to protect our way of life. Your commitment to duty, honor, and country is truly inspiring, and it serves as a reminder of the debt of gratitude we owe to our veterans.” – Ken Grcich, Student Affairs

“Thank you, Veterans, for everything you do and have done to protect our nation. Happy Veterans Day!”– Stephanie Johnson

“Thank you for your service and sacrifice to this country. Many of my family members have been members of the military and I know it is a sacrifice not only for you but for your family as well. I you have my thanks and appreciation for your commitment to serve. Thank you for all you have done.” – Wendy Debort

“With gratitude and appreciation, thank you for all you have done and continue to do in serving our country.  The supreme sacrifices you have made for all of us are not taken for granted and we are truly indebted to you! “ – Julie Byers, Community Service Learning

“Thank you for your service that allows each of us the freedoms we enjoy each day. We only have a glimpse of the sacrifices you have and continue to make. Thank you for all you do.” – Kristin Grammer, Student Success Center

“I would like to thank all Veterans (past, present and future) for their service and sacrifice to this nation. We are grateful to you, and as we reflect on those that made the ultimate sacrifice of laying down their lives, we are deeply indebted to you, and we honor you this day!” – Anthony Bonilla, Public Safety Sergeant

It's ALL.YOU.  Without your service, your sacrifices, you FAMILY'S sacrifices, our world here at home looks nothing like it does today.  YOU make it GO.  Don't have the words that could ever describe what you and your loved ones went through to give us the wonderful country and freedoms we enjoy and experience today.  #ForeverInDebted – Eric Bridgeland, Basketball

Thank you for your service and hard work! I hope you have a blessed day and know you are loved <3 – Jazzy R, School of Performing Art

Thank you for the sacrifice you make every day! No matter your job or rank, know that you are loved and appreciated!! – Tania Hershey, Public Safety

With great admiration and sincere appreciation for all you have done and continue to do in service to our country, thank you. Happy Veteran's Day! – Gary Gonzales, ITS


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