Veterans Day 2022 – How to Support Veterans in Your Community

Friday, November 11th marks Veterans Day, a holiday to honor those who have given their all for our freedom. We would like to take a moment to reflect and thank our veteran students, staff, faculty, alumni, and all who served in uniform, in the past, present, and future for your service, bravery, and dedication to our country. We recognize and appreciate the sacrifices you and your fellow servicemen have made to fight for our continued freedom.

Thank you for your courage, pride, and selflessness. Your choices not only to pursue a career in the medical field but to also serve our country in the armed forces, shows your compassion to serve a cause larger than yourself. Today and every day we honor you.


Smith Chason College Campuses Are Closed – November 11th, 2022

We would like to remind all of you that this Friday, November 11th, 2022 all Smith Chason College, WCUI School of Medical Imaging and Smith Chason School of Nursing campuses will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Weekend classes will resume on Saturday, November 12th and weekday & weeknight classes will resume on Monday, November 14th.


Celebrate & Support Veterans in Your Community

We invite our Smith Chason College employees, faculty, and students to utilize the day away from work and school to support and celebrate the Veterans in your community. Below are a few lists near our Smith Chason College communities for upcoming ceremonies and parades to show our thanks to our United States Veterans and military members for their selfless contribution to serving and protecting our country.

While Veterans Day is one day, they need our support for the other 364 days of the year. There are many ways you can contribute to supporting our veterans and service members including donating to or volunteering with programs like:

  • the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) – A nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Last year, the organization provided more than 163,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assisted in filing over 151,000 claims for benefits. In 2021, DAV-represented veterans received more than $25 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families, and survivors.
  • Wounded Warrior Project – Offers direct programs in mental healthcareer counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care, along with advocacy efforts, to improve the lives of millions of warriors and their families.
  • Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) – A publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
  • K9s for Warriors – An organization that provides highly-trained Service Dogs, with the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma.
  • Operation Write Home – The program offers Active Service Duty members the opportunity to write to their families and loved ones by sending blank, handmade greeting cards that service members can send back home, along with 20-30 letters of encouragement from citizens.
  • and volunteering at a local VA facility.