Remembering All Who Have Served
At Northwood University, freedom is an essential thread in the fabric of our institution. The individual freedoms and responsibility are woven into the Northwood Idea, and our code of ethics stands at the core of our free-enterprise foundation.
Just last week, Lt. Colonel Allen B. West, U.S. Army Retired and member of the 112th U.S. Congress, spoke at our 41st Annual Freedom Seminar on the importance of liberty and individual freedom. In addition, West sponsored a bench in our Founders Garden, where we recognize Northwood’s Founders and the establishment of the Northwood Idea. West’s inscription will read, “As you sit here on this beautiful Northwood University campus receiving an exceptional freedom-based education…know there are men and women Guardians of the Republic, Standing watch on freedoms rampart enabling you this privilege.”
Northwood is honored to support many of these brave and selfless men and women who choose to put their country and the freedoms of their fellow Americans ahead of themselves throughout our 60-year history. Their leadership and commitment to service and the Northwood Idea make them unparalleled business leaders and community pillars. We are proud to be able to serve our nation’s finest at our military installation locations in Selfridge, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas, and online as they serve around the world.
As we enjoy our long weekend with friends and family, I encourage the Northwood family to honor Memorial Day by taking the time to reflect upon the selfless service of American military men and women who have lost their lives in service. Over the course of our nation’s history, members of the armed services have protected our country, our people and millions more around the world who do not share the liberties of our great nation. This weekend, we are reminded to be thankful every day for the opportunities afforded to us as Americans, and of the safety and security paid many times over by the one percent who serve.
Have a great weekend!