Saluting our Veterans

“We have a remarkable history of the citizen-soldier in this country—going back to our founding,” said New York State Senator Pete Harckham at Pace’s Veterans Day Ceremony. “When ordinary men and women answered the call of their nation—either through draft or volunteer—and you were there.”

Here at Pace University, we are very proud to recognize the service of our student veterans and the veterans among our faculty and staff. More than 300 of our students have served in the US military, and we’re honored that they’ve chosen to pursue their education here at Pace.

This year, we honored their commitment and service through our first-ever Veterans Appreciation Week, hosted on both campuses and virtually. The week included special sessions with Career Services, a virtual tour of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, a visit to Fort Montgomery, a tour of the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum, and a 5K event on our Pleasantville Campus.

“The significance of Pace’s Veteran Appreciation Week is to raise awareness among faculty, staff, and students that veterans are an esteemed group who have honorably served and sacrificed so much for our nation,” says Director of Veteran Services retired Col. Peter Riley. “Student veterans, to include those serving on active duty, national guard, and reserves while attending Pace, contribute to the character, diversity, and dynamism of campus life here at Pace University, which is why we are proud to sponsor Veteran Appreciation Week.”