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Events honor veteran

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Collegian file photo. All physical TCC campuses are hosting a variety of events centered around the celebration of veterans’ service from Nov. 11-14.
October 30, 2019 | Dang Le | campus editor
Collegian file photo. All physical TCC campuses are hosting a variety of events centered around the celebration of veterans’ service from Nov. 11-14.
Collegian file photo. All physical TCC campuses are hosting a variety of events centered around the celebration of veterans’ service from Nov. 11-14.

TR will host a discussion on how black soldiers were needed during the Civil War to serve in the military, and how they were treated as less than human after returning home during Forgotten: The Post-Emancipation Black Civil War Veteran Experience on Nov. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in River Room TRTR 1020.

“Helping students understand the full picture of American history can create a greater appreciation for those who’ve served and the full journey to continue to better the veteran experience,” said TR director of counseling Dr. Deidra Turner.

All five physical TCC campuses will host various events to honor veterans from Nov. 11-14.

Veterans Observance Ceremony will be held in the SE Main Commons on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The Veterans Luncheon will follow the ceremony at noon in the library classroom to end the day.

NW will host the Veterans Day Spotlight Presentation on Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the Walsh Library.

The campus also holds the Veteran Boots to Suits on Nov. 14 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in WACB 1123 to provide veteran students with hands-on career preparation, networking opportunities and help with reintegration into the workforce.

Among events on TR Campus, National Roll Call Nov. 11 from 1-2 p.m. in Action A TRTR 4202A.is an opportunity to read the names of those who are deceased and remind attendees of the importance of remembering the fallen.

TR also holds the Grit Challenge Nov. 14 for TCC community to compete in physical challenges 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the back lawn.

On NE Campus, all students, faculty and staff can bring their military-connected individual to Honor Your Veteran from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in NSTU center corner.

The event will honor veteran students, veterans in students’ families and celebrate the Marine Corps’ birthday.

Celebrating Women in the Military event will have a group of women speakers to share their experiences in active duty services 3-5 p.m. Nov.13 in NLIB 2102.

“Women will have different experiences with basic training in active-duty services,” said NE veterans counselor Christopher Hunt. “Because it is different, sometimes there are more challenges and barriers.”

South Campus will hold the Veterans Day Celebration lunch in the Vets Success and Student Union (SSTU) dining hall 12:30-2 p.m. Nov. 11.

“Our goal this year is to honor, celebrate and educate,” said South veteran counselor Valerie Groll.

Fort Worth Aviation Museum donated a cobra helicopter used during the Vietnam War to display in the event.

To celebrate TCC has been acknowledged as a Purple Heart designation for exemplifying service to students who received this prestigious medal, this event will recognize students who have this highest military-connected honor on South Campus.

The event will also kick off Toys for Tots, a program by the Marine Corps to collect toys and distribute them to less fortunate children at Christmas.

The SSTU building will continue accepting toy donations through Dec. 3.

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