When Michael Skarda started the journey of becoming a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, there were no indications that his military career was beginning amidst two decades of conflict. In 2002, Skarda joined the Air Force’s Reserve Officer…
Flags Flying High at National Veterans Resource Center
In a small ceremony on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 26, the flags in front of the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC) at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello building were permanently raised by individual Syracuse University students, alumni and staff. In recognition of the service on behalf of Indigenous men and women—who historically have served in the military at a rate higher than almost any other segment of the U.S. population—Onondaga Nation Tadodaho Sidney Hill attended the flag raising ceremony and offered a traditional “Thanksgiving Prayer.”
The NVRC ceremony was held in accordance with New York State and Syracuse University COVID-19 health guidelines.
Photos by Steve Sartori and Jeremy Brinn.