Friday, November 11, 2011

Saluting Our Veterans

Vol State students, faculty and staff remembered Veterans Day with a number of activities today. History instructor Peter Johnson brought out his incredible collection of World War II equipment and uniforms for display in the Ramer Great Hall.

Student leaders put together a very moving display in the cafeteria recognizing POWs and MIAs. The table and place setting has a special meaning. The table is round and set for one symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner, alone against his or her oppressors. The single rose signifies the blood they may have shed in sacrifice for their nation.

Some folks decorated doors to mark the day and created a wall of heroes. In Livingston, they put together a bulletin board to remember those who have served.

We have a new Coordinator of Veterans Affairs on campus, Ken Hanson, and he helped to get veterans together today. Check out the new Veterans Affairs webpage, with tons of info for current student veterans and those considering college:
Ken is your Veterans liaison here at Vol State. Don't hesitate to contact him if you have questions.

            Volunteer State Community College Veterans

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