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Recognizing our veterans on the Davenport Campus

11/16/2011 (Archived)

On Friday, Nov. 11, the Davenport Campus honored veterans in the Palmer community during a Veterans Day recognition event, featuring current student Cody McIntosh and Michael Torsney, D.C. (Davenport ’01).

Mr. McIntosh, who transferred to Palmer’s Davenport Campus this trimester, spoke about the Yellow Ribbon Program offered at Palmer College, which is a partnership between Palmer and the Veterans’ Association (the Veterans’ Association pays for half of a qualified veteran’s tuition and the College matches the other half).

“I am thankful for the opportunity,” said Mr. McIntosh, who served in the Air Force from 2001 to 2005 with tours of Iraq. “Palmer is ensuring the success of its veterans.”

Dr. Torsney, a Chief Warrant Officer 2 in the Iowa Army National Guard, returned from a year’s tour of duty in Afghanistan this August. While serving his country overseas, he also provided chiropractic care to fellow soldiers. He noted that while it incredibly hard on him to leave his wife and children when he was deployed, he’s a “proud soldier and American” and he would do it again if he had to.

To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Palmer, visit www.palmer.edu/yellowribbon/.

Veterans Day became an American national holiday in 1938. The date was originally Armistice Day, which was first recognized on Nov. 11, 1919—the anniversary of the end of World War I. To learn more about the history of Veterans Day, visit www.history.com/topics/veterans-day-facts.

Visit the following links to learn how you can show your appreciation to those in the U.S. Military: