Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Founders AND Veterans Day!

Because of the holiday, I'm a day late but I wanted to wish a happy Founders Day to all my fellow Gamma Phi Beta's!

Gamma Phi Beta was founded on November 11, 1874, at Syracuse University in New York making it 139 years old this year!

During an era when women were discouraged from attending college, four bold and courageous friends came together to form a women's society. They bonded together to face adversity and encourage one another's intellectual growth. Now, more than 135 years later, we celebrate the vision and dedication of those women for whom the word "sorority" was first coined - and all who have come since.

The mission of Gamma Phi Beta is "To inspire the highest type of womanhood". With the vision to build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us.

Some of my closest friends are girls that I met while a collegiate member of Gamma Phi Beta and I still, to this day, meet more extraordinary women all the time who share the bonds of Gamma Phi Beta.

So, too all my sisters, around the globe.... Happy (belated) Founders Day!

Also, I could never truly put into words the appreciation that I have for our veterans, the men and woman who risk their lives for us to have the freedom that, most of us, as American's, tend to take for granted. Most of us know nothing BUT living in a country with freedom and that is because of the veterans who came long before. Words could never be a big enough thank you, but I say, wholeheartedly to all of the veterans out there, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your service to this country. Happy Veterans Day!

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