Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Veterans Day Ceremonies at Vol State
Joe Shakeenab gave a rousing speech as the keynote speaker. The U.S. Army Ranger and 5th Special Forces veteran asked a question of the veterans in the room: "What is the next mission? You don't just serve, serve and serve and then turn it off." He encouraged vets to look forward to their next job in life, whether it be supporting young military members or older vets. Shakeenab has led the Fifth Special Forces Foreign Language Program at Fort. Campbell. He told of his path from learning Arabic to coordinating language services for the entire 5th Special Forces.
Several student veterans were honored for their service to the country and their work as students at Vol State: Christoper Allgood, Chris Argo, Cody Cross, Justin Endres, Allen Harris, Bradley Jackson, Jeremy Vaughn and Torrey Zimmerman.
We thank all veterans for their service and especially the students, faculty and staff veterans at Vol State on all of its campuses.