James Wright


James Wright, historian and President-Emeritus of Dartmouth College, served in the Marine Corps. Since 2005 he has been working to support veterans. He has been recognized for his work by the Secretary of the Army, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  His most recent books focus on those who served, including Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War (St. Martin’s Press, 2017), and Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America’s Wars and Those Who Fought Them (Public Affairs Press, 2012).

Wright: Memorial Day

May 27, 2019

In the decade since stepping down as President of Dartmouth, I've been working with veterans, especially encouraging them to continue their education. This Memorial Day, I'd like to remind each and every one of us to pause and do what we should do every day: remember those who sacrificed their lives in our wars.