Veterans Day is a time when Americans honor those who have served in the U.S. Military—a time to express gratitude to those who have made great sacrifices to preserve our freedom.
During Veterans Awareness Week (Nov. 6 -12) and on Veterans Day (Nov. 11), we honor those individuals and reflect on their sacrifice. All of the men and women throughout history who fought in battles, served in the National Guard and the reserves or were stationed in a base, stateside or overseas, did their part to protect the safety and rights of Americans.
Many military veterans have gone on to serve California’s public schools as classified school employees. There are a variety of reasons why CSEA members who are veterans served in the military. Some were drafted, some followed long family traditions and others felt a duty to defend their country.
Share your story. CSEA invites all members who are veterans or currently serving in the military reserves to contact us by sending your name, chapter number and member number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether supplying food and care to soldiers, commanding naval ships or flying fighter jets, women have always been an integral part of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Read the stories of five CSEA members who served our country as members of the military and now use their skills to help ensure the well being of California’s students.
CSEA member Russell Smith served in World War II and was a POW in North Korea.
CSEA member Donni Jean Prince helps provide community college student veterans with the tools, knowledge and support they need to graduate and improve their financial and social well-being. She helps 70-year-old Vietnam veterans and 22-year-old Iraq/Afghanistan veterans alike meet their educational needs...More
There are many ways to celebrate and share the importance of Veterans Day with your friends, colleagues and students at your school site. Below are links to websites with information and ideas about how to recognize veterans for their service to our country.
Submit a resolution to your school board to formally recognize Veterans Awareness Week. We have a resolution that is already written. Just fill in the blanks and submit it...More
Download Veterans Day art for your Facebook page...More