Veterans to Receive Commemorative Cords

Eastern Washington University is recognizing veterans and military students during the spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, with special commemorative graduation cords.

In addition to cap and gown attire, our student veterans and military students will wear a braided red, white and blue honor cord symbolizing their service to our country. The cord represents the appreciation that Eastern Washington University has for our military and veteran community, and the commitment they have made in completing their degree.

“EWU is honored to be known as a ‘military friendly’ university and this new tradition is a way to honor our veteran and military graduates in a unique way,” said Dave Millet, director of the EWU Veteran’s Resource Center.

The honor cords are being purchased by the Veterans Resource Center through generous donations and will be made available free of charge to all undergraduate and graduate military and veteran students.