Veterans

Two weeks after graduating from high school, Azar Boehm (GS’12) joined the Army. Despite getting good grades, the 18-year-old had been waitlisted by his dream school, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. On an impulse, he enlisted.

(Editor's Note: Every year, Columbia honors veterans by sponsoring a float in New York City's Veterans Day parade, which this year is Wednesday, November 11.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Columbia University President 

John McClelland at the 2010 Veterans Day color guard ceremony, the first such military flag-raising ceremony in more than 40 years

Image credit: Diane Bondareff/Columbia University
Sergeant John McClelland, a former special operations forces combat medic with the U.S.

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