Observing Veterans Day


Chancellor Block invites the campus community to honor veterans in the Bruin family.

On Tuesday, November 10, we will hold our annual UCLA Veterans Day memorial ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom. I urge you to join me in honoring the members of our Bruin family who are veterans of military service. An information fair, providing resources for veterans, will follow the program.

In 1919, November 11 became known as Armistice Day because one year earlier, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I fighting ceased between the Allied nations and Germany. In 1938, Armistice Day was enacted as an official holiday to honor veterans of World War I. In 1954, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day — a time to thank American veterans of all wars for service to our country.

We are proud that UCLA enrolls a substantial number of veterans each year and that we have many employees who are veterans. Tuesday’s ceremony of remembrance and reflection pays tribute to all our military men and women — those who have completed their service, those on active duty and those who are training to serve. This is also a time to pay our respects to Bruins who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Please R.S.V.P. at http://www.specialevents.ucla.edu/VeteransDay/Register.html. I look forward to seeing you at this special tribute event.

  • Gene D. BlockChancellor