The Office of DEI & The ID Center Honor Veteran’s Day 2020

Posted by Carleigh Blaylock
To all the military veterans: “Thank You For Your Service!” We would like take a few moments to acknowledge and offer a sincere word of thanks to those who served and continue to serve in various capacities in the military in both combat and non combat zones throughout the world on behalf of the United States of America. We are immensely grateful to be the beneficiaries of freedom because the women and men in uniform defended our great people and our great country.

The Inclusion and Dialogue Center, one of flagship programs of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emory & Henry College, is committed to paying our respect to the military veterans who have served, and are currently serving, this country. We honor and respect the veterans who sacrificed years of their lives so that we could live out the American Dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Many Black soldiers, LGBTQ+ soldiers, Asian American soldiers and other soldiers of color have not always experienced the same treatment as their white colleagues both during times of war and even upon returning home from defending our country. Despite their courageous service, they often experienced segregation, discrimination, homelessness and even targeted brutality and violence.

The Inclusion & Dialogue Center and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion salutes and honors ALL our soldiers on this Veteran’s Day and we are committed to helping American Veterans now and in the future. We realize that any semblance of freedom we enjoy is because of our Veteran’s service and sacrifice.

Ubuntu (I am because we are),
Rev. Sharon Bowers
Director of the Inclusion & Dialogue Center

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