This Veterans Day, our nation honors and thanks those who served or are serving our country so honorably.
At Quinnipiac University, students, including veterans, spent the day making care packages to send overseas and to local homeless shelters for vets.
The veterans News 8 talked to Sunday said this is a day to celebrate the bravery and selflessness of those who made countless sacrifices.
Students at Quinnipiac spent the day filling up care packages of non-perishable goods and personal hygiene products to send overseas. Boxes will also be taken to a homeless shelter for veterans in Bridgeport.
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News 8’s Amy Hudak had a chance to talk to several Quinnipiac students who also served our country before enrolling in classes. Hector Alicea was in the Marine Corps for seven years before he said it was time to hang up his boots and make a difference at home in Connecticut.
“You may not believe in our government and the strategies our government takes, but these are good, genuine, human beings who love this country and have families of their own. They’re worth supporting. At the end of the day, veterans are the backbone of America,” stated Sgt. Hector Alicea.
Thank you to all of the brave veterans who keep this nation safe.