Letters to the Editor

Proud of Penn State’s veterans events

I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to the Penn State Veterans Association, the PSU Alumni Association and all the local businesses who donated the food for the “Welcome Home Vietnam Vets” luncheon held on Nov. 2 in the Hintz Alumni Center. Likewise, the awesome tailgate for veterans held in the Bryce Jordan Center as part of Military Appreciation Day prior to the Rutgers game was a remarkable event. As an alum, I am moved to see my alma mater recognize those of us who served this nation in uniform. You see, my send off in spring 1970 was quite the opposite. Due to the unrest on campus, we in ROTC were ordered not to wear our uniforms the last three weeks of my senior year. These days I am more proud than ever to chant: We are... Penn State!

Thank you.

Thomas C. Fosnacht, Colonel, US Army, Ret., PSU Class of 1970, Palmyra