U should take day off for veterans


As a Vietnam veteran, I was honored and moved by the U’s Veterans Day ceremony. The stories of those honored veterans demonstrating the sacrifices of our comrades in arms was humbling indeed, even to one who has seen combat. However, I am upset and insulted that the university does not celebrate this holiday in the manner appropriate for an academic institution. Veterans Day is a special national holiday, where federal and state government and financial offices are closed. I would like to know why the U continues business as usual by holding classes.

Neil H. Olsen,
Doctoral Linguistics