In 1917, professor and future school president, Leon Meadows requested a leave of absence to volunteer for service in France during World War I. His act embodied the school’s Latin moto 'servire' or 'to serve' and began a century long tradition of service by the students, faculty, and staff of East Carolina. In the years since, East Carolina veterans have served before and after their time on campus in periods of conflict and peace throughout the world.
To document that commitment to service, the University Archives in partnership with Digital Collections seeks to collect and document the images and stories of those who have served. To contribute a memory of your own or on behalf of a loved one living or deceased, please submit using the link above. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.