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This message was shared with the students, faculty and staff of the 10-campus University of Hawaiʻi system on November 10, 2022.

Aloha UH students, faculty and staff,

Veterans Day is a time to honor current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces. We are fortunate to have many active and veteran service members within our university ʻohana. Many are students, faculty, staff and administrators who have made extraordinary personal sacrifices and contributions.

As we celebrate this special day on November 11, please join me in honoring our heroes by expressing our appreciation for their service, dedications and sacrifices. This is a day to thank those who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans—a day to remember and renew our commitments to these brave men and women.

As an employer, the University of Hawaiʻi is committed to attracting and retaining America’s military veterans—highly skilled individuals with much to offer. We are proud to support and partner with organizations that focus on building relationships between employers and veterans, such as Hawaiʻi Hires Heroes, Hawaiʻi National Guard, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Work for Warriors Hawaiʻi, U.S. Veterans Initiative and Hawaiʻi Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations Disabled Veterans Outreach.

We recently reminded the entire UH community of the invitation to self-identify as a veteran and/or person with disabilities. If you have not done so yet, please take a moment and use your UH login to indicate your veteran and/or disability status in this two-question survey. The information will be confidential and used only by the UH Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office for federal reporting purposes. Your participation is strictly voluntary and will not affect your current employment.

And let me add my personal mahalo to the many voices today that are honoring, appreciating, and thanking our veterans for their service, commitment, and sacrifice.

E mālama pono,

David Lassner
UH President

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