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Veterans Day Observance

Mon, Nov 13, 2017 starting at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Staff, students in military honored, Nov. 13 

Parkland College honors the men and women who serve in the U.S. military. The college will hold a 2017 Veterans Day ceremony Monday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. in the stage area of the Student Union (U building). The public is invited to attend.Veterans Day ceremony

The brief ceremony includes the posting of colors by the University of Illinois ROTC; singing of the National Anthem by Parkland alum Joseph Kirby; a welcome by Parkland College President Dr. Thomas Ramage, an Army National Guard veteran; and the presentation of campus veterans/order of service by Tim Wendt, Parkland's director of enrollment services and an Army veteran.

Army Major Gen. Donald Lynn, a two-star general, will provide the featured speech. Kenneth Nimmons, an Army veteran and president of the Student Veterans at Parkland (SVAP) group, will provide closing remarks.There will also be a moment of silence with the playing of Taps before the retiring of the colors.

The 2017 Veterans Day observance is sponsored by the Student Veterans Association at Parkland (SVAP).  

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