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Campuses to pay tribute to veterans

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By Colt Langley/managing editor

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In honor of veterans and active-duty troops, TCC campuses will hold ceremonies recognizing Veterans Day.

Each campus will have its own way of paying tribute.

NE Campus’ ceremony at the flagpole will be at noon. NE director of weekend college and retired Navy Capt. Jack Dalrymple said he looks forward to the event and encouraged students, staff, faculty and families to attend.

“We will have a fairly brief ceremony,” Dalrymple said. “Veterans will be standing as a group wearing service or unit T-shirts or civilian clothes with ribbons and medals. The music department will also have patriotic music playing.”

TR student development associate Colleen Fitzpatrick said health services coordinator Veronica Warrior will be the main speaker for TR Campus’ ceremony at 11 a.m. in the café.

“I will be defining what is Veterans Day and why do Americans honor our veterans and active-duty troops on Veterans Day?and why Americans should support the families and dependents of veterans and active-duty troops ,” she said.

Warrior, a former military nurse, will explain why “this day is always going to be special.”

South Campus will also have a ceremony at noon in the SSTU cafeteria. The Pledge of Allegiance will be recited, the national anthem sung and a musical salute to the armed forces performed by a brass quartet. 

“We at South Campus are excited to have a program that remembers, honors and thanks our military veterans,” said director of student development services Cyrus Johnson.

NW Campus will present the Fallen Angels Benefit Concert, put on by students.

Assistant professor of geology Chris Baack will be the main speaker for the ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Main Commons on SE Campus.

Baack will read selected poems appropriate for the occasion.

The first poem she will read is called “In Flanders Fields,” a poem that speaks about the importance of Veterans Day.

“For many years the country celebrated the signing of Armistice to end the fighting of World War I, which they thought was the war to end all wars,” she said.

 
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