Words of gratitude to veterans from the Yale community

These members of the Yale community honor those who have served by sharing their words of gratitude. 

Eliza Whalen    
Child Study Center     
It is because of all of those that do and have served, that I have the privilege to vote! Thank You ALL.

Susan P Brady     
Yale Divinity School Library     
Heartfelt thanks to all veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice and to all those who returned. God’s blessings.

Theresa Harper     
Surgery/Plastic Surgery     
My father was a Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, my brother a Ranger, and nephew three terms in Afghanistan. Thank you.

Marinda Brown
Office of Diversity & Inclusion     
Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms. Today and every day I am grateful for your sacrifices.

Mary K. Snyder, Psychiatry     
I’m proud to be the daughter of a Marine who proudly served. Thank you to all of the men and women in uniform for their courage.

Angie Chirico, Peabody Museum
Thanks for our freedom always.

Frances Hackerman, School of Nursing
Thank you so much for your sacrifices. You are loved and prayed for everyday.

Alicia Lakomski, Yale School of Public Health
I would like to thank my son Matthew Lakomski who served this country, as well as all the other men and women. “Thank You”.

Concetta Fusco, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School    
Thank you for answering the most NOBLE call of our Country and standing for our flag in the U.S.A and in foreign lands.

Shannon Romanos, Yale School of Nursing    
Love, pride and gratitude for my son, Tanner Romanos, who is proudly serving in the US Air Force!!! Thank you!!!

Patricia Santoro, Child Study Center    
As a US Navy veteran, my gratitude goes to those who served before me, and those who are serving this great nation now.

Ann Minton, Anthropology    
I pray that all citizens recognize that because of you, they have the freedom of speech and much more. Thank you!

Diane Villano, Development    
Real heroes don’t wear capes. They wear dog tags.

Nina Kadan-Lottick, Pediatrics
Thank you for your courage in fighting for our people and our values.

Martin Platt, Facilities    
To all my brothers and sisters, thank you for your service.

Joseph DePonte, Cellular and Molecular Physiology    
Thank you for your service to defend our nation and freedom! May God bless and protect all our active military and veterans!

Donna Cropley, YSPH/EHS    
Thank you for your service. My husband is a vet; we are indebted for your sacrifice

Rosa Ortiz, Neurology    
Thank you to the many women and men here now and those that have passed- WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

Jeanne, School of Music    
A big thank you to my father, Raymond Hamilton, a WW2 veteran, and all veterans past, present and future.

Bonnie Ye, University Auditing
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. As a former military wife, I understand the struggles you and your family have had.

Colleen Jannitto, Endocrine Surgery
There are no words to express how grateful I am to all of our Veterans. Thank you for all you have done!

Katherine Viera, Immunobiology    
Thank you for the sacrifice you made so that we can enjoy this beautiful thing called “freedom”.

Sarah Swift, Transplant Surgery
Thank you to all who served and continue to serve this amazingly complex country we are all so fortunate to call home. God bless.

Penelope Schlesinger, Yale Cancer Center
Thank you veterans for your courage and for putting your country first. I am so grateful for the freedom we all share.

Jack Beecher, Human Resources/Office of the Provost
My special thanks goes to the Korean War Veterans whose service has been under appreciated for years.

Mary Beth Congdon, Development
I am sincerely grateful for your service and sacrifice.

Kimberly Pasko, Change Leadership and Communication, Finance & Business Operations
Thank you for your service! I’m certain it comes with many sacrifices and I thank you and your family each and everyday.

Marleen Cullen, Anthropology
Words are not enough to express the gratitude I hold in my heart for our veterans. Thank you for your service!

McKenzie Granata, English
Thank you for your sacrifices, for your valor, for the things you carry, for protecting us, and for defending our rights.

Rosemary Beloin, Religious Studies
Thank you to all our veterans for your courage, strength and dedication to keeping us safe.

Kathleen Blum RN, Yale Health Internal Medicine
Donald Joseph Murray, USCG, Joseph T. Dickman, APA 13, Omaha Beach - D-Day…………. thanks Dad

Lalani Perry, HR Communications
Growing up in a military family, I know the sacrifice that countless men and women have made. Thank you for your service.

Na’Taya C. Riley, Urology
Thank-you for your service!!

Santo Galatioto, Human Resources
Thanks for all that you do and continue to do. A special thanks to your wife for all that she has given.

Tina Saller, Office of International Affairs
Thank you for your unselfish efforts in defending America. To all our unsung heroes, I salute you!

Judy Smith, Anesthesiology
One day does not seem enough to thank those who have given so much!!!! THANK YOU!!

LaRene Brown, Yale Urology
Thank you to my husband Michael Brown and all others who have served and those still serving . Thank you for service.

Kate Reynolds, Department Change Leadership & Communications
So grateful for your valor, sacrifice, and service to preserve and protect our country’s values. You are beloved.

Anonymous, L&B YNHH

Linda Clarke, HR Communications
William Joseph Podrasky, Navy, WWI; William Joseph Podrasky, Jr., Air Force ‘47-‘50, Japan; William Wight Clarke, Air Force, B-17 pilot, WWII: Thanks Grandpa, Dad, and my father-in-law.

Blaine Hudson, Classics
Thank you for fighting so selflessly to protect our freedom in the U.S. and the freedom of vulnerable people all over the world.

Chris Brown, Human Resources
Thank you for your courage, dedication and for keeping us safe at home and abroad!

Chris Lane, Network Operations
To my Brothers: I hope today is a good day! Peace.

Luis Serrano, Yale School of Drama, Digital Technology
From one veteran to another, thank you all for your service.

Risa Sod, Yale College Dean’s Office
To our veterans & the Eli Whitney veterans: I am humbled by, and grateful for, your service to our country. Thank you.

Janet Dottori, Child Study Center
With heartfelt gratitude, thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless.

Rebekah Melville, School of Management, Admissions and Financial Aid
I thank the veterans, but I also thank their families left behind to worry and support from afar. Thank you!

Dee Arrington, Coding and Billing, YMA
US Army Veteran of 7 years, Happy Veteran’s Day to my fellow service men and women

Rosa Cruz, Yale Digestive Diseases
Thank you to all veterans, especially my son Sgt. Jose A Cruz, for the service that you have given (our) country.

Mary Szapiaczan, Anesthesiology
To all veterans, living and deceased, thank you for your service and sacrifices so that we can live in a free country.

Carolyn Claflin, Woodbridge Hall and Development
I am profoundly grateful for and respectful of all you have done for us and your nation.
C, Facilities
Thank you for your great personal sacrifice that enabled our nation to be free.
Marybeth Bean, CSSSI
Thank you. Your sacrifices have not gone unnoticed, especially the time spent away from your own families!

Tina Falivene, Yale School of Medicine
There’s this airman who stole my heart, he calls me mom - Christopher Perrotti -SO PROUD

Denise Zielonka, Internal Medicine/Cardiology
My daughter, AC2 Jessica Zielonka, is serving this great country of ours on the USS George Washington.

Stephen Young, Beinecke Library
Your words of gratitude Thank you veterans for all the sacrifices you have made on our behalf.