UW cadets visit veterans at VA medical center - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

UW cadets visit veterans at VA Medical Center


MADISON (WKOW) -- A group of UW cadets paid a special visit to veterans hospitalized at the VA Medical Center.

ROTC students from the Army, Air Force and Navy delivered appreciation cards to patients in honor of Veterans Day. The group says they make cards for VA patients for holidays throughout the year.

Cadet Jennifer Schnacky, Commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 925, says it is important for all Americans to observe, even if they don't have family members who have served in the military.

"What people seem to forget is that many of the rights that we express and we deal with every day, and that many people take for granted, were protected by the veterans," Schnacky said. "We have the first ten amendments and, way back when, those were protected by the veterans. Without our veterans, we wouldn't have those rights as Americans."

Schnacky is a member of the National Scabbard and Blade Honor Society, which unites Army, Air Force and Navy Cadets to promote good fellowship among the branches.

The society also posted a timeline in the UW Library Mall that chronicles the events leading up to the very last shot fired in World War I.

Powered by Frankly