It's only appropriate the Veterans Day was the date chosen to open the new Veteran's Park at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. UNCC broke ground in May with construction over the summer. The University has a rich history of serving veterans and is one of several educational institutions founded in American cities following World War II. These schools met new demands for higher education and provided unprecedented opportunities fueled by the GI Bill, which gave thousands of returning veterans historic access to higher education.
The new Veterans Park is as a place on campus to recognize UNC Charlotte’s historical connections to veteran students and to honor all past, present and future veterans who will attend or work at the University. The celebration will be hosted by the UNC Charlotte Veteran Services Office.
Bill Wilson, who is the Director of The Veteran Services office at the university said “By establishing Veterans Park here at UNC Charlotte, we are continuing in the recognition of our campus’ dedication to aid in educating returning service members. As we did following World War II, we continue to value and celebrate the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform."
via UNC Charlotte