On November 9th, retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Peggy Combs 85′, the highest ranking female military officer to graduate from Syracuse University, gave the ceremony keynote for SU’s Veterans Day Services. In 1085 she was commissioned into the U.S. Army in Hendricks Chapel and her wish was to retire in the same location.

“To begin and end my Army career at Syracuse is significant and meaningful to me,” said Combs. “The University helped to shape me into the person I am today, and I am tremendously proud of my alma mater as they support and empower my fellow veterans, service members and their families.”

To learn more about Peggy Combs and the rest of the Veterans Day ceremonies you can go here.