Verterans Day Facts 2009

BeCUS we couldn’t say it better ourselves:

Written by Suzane Levine

I had the honor of riding the train with a Veteran this morning in his dress uniform on the way to an event. I thanked him for his service and he told me he had been to Iraq twice. In honor of him and all of those who have served to protect our freedom, I wanted to share some Verterans Day facts for 2009:

– Veterans Day was originally observed as Armistice Day in honor of the end of WWI fighting on 11/11/1918 at 11am

– Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) was observed as a yearly moment of silence at 11/11 at 11am. It became an official holiday and day off for most folks in 1938 and in 1954 was expanded to include all US veterans not just those who served in WWI

– As of 2008 there were 23.2 million living US veterans

– 33% of living US verterans (7.8 million) served during the Vietnam war

– 3.4 million veterans are living with a service-related disability

Sources: US Census Bureau, Wikipedia


About CUS - Alpha Zeta Chapter

Picture In the Spring of 2002 a group of women realized their common want and need for an organization that was something greater than what already existed at Texas Christian University; thus leading to the beginning of a concept that would turn out to have extraordinary outcomes. After many weeks of researching different sororities they came upon Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Incorporated and upon this discovery the searching ended. The women wanted an organization that embodied sisterhood, education, and community service. This and much more was exemplified by Chi Upsilon Sigma. The two devoted women, Eugenia Redondo and Lisa Marie Cano, established the Alpha Zeta Colony at TCU on Sunday, April 13, 2003. Alpha Zeta Colony received Chapter recognition on April 11, 2005. The women of Alpha Zeta dedicate their efforts to promote the sorority’s motto, “Wisdom through Education” as well as educate the public on social, political, cultural, and educational issues. As Alpha Zeta continues to grow with women who are not content to accept an ordinary life, who are willing to make a difference and who are not afraid to voice their opinion, the Light of CUS will never grow dim.
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