Cleveland State Community College’s Veterans Affairs Department, along with the Social Work Club, will be co-sponsoring a Veteran’s Day ceremony again this year on CSCC’s main campus on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in the George L. Mathis Student Center Commons area.
The event will give honor and recognition to those members of CSCC’s faculty, staff, student body, as well as community members who have served and who are serving in the armed forces.
“It is an honor for Cleveland State Community College to take time to recognize the men and women who have served our country and worked to preserve the freedoms that we all enjoy,” said Dr.
Bill Seymour, Cleveland State president. “Cleveland State was recently designated and awarded the distinction of being a Tennessee VETS Campus because of our commitment to fulfilling the educational needs of our nation’s veterans. Being a college that is recognized as a campus that values and supports its students who are veterans makes this day even more meaningful to our community.”
The program will include musical entertainment by CSCC’s small group ensemble Vocal Rhapsody. They will be performing the National Anthem, God Bless America, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and a medley of patriotic songs including Yankee Doodle Dandy, This is My Country and You're a Grand Old Flag. Dr. Michael Stokes, Vice President of Student Services, will provide the welcome. Veterans Affairs will also be present at the event to answer any questions students may have about V.A. benefits. In addition, there will be free pizza and drinks immediately following the ceremony.
“The students always look forward to Veteran’s Day and honoring our troops, past and present, stated Jana Pankey, associate professor of the social work program. Having an event such as this one is one way we are able to do so.”
“We always look forward to this event where we can honor our veterans, both at CSCC and in the community,” said Ray Goad, Veterans Affairs coordinator. “You cannot have freedom without sacrifice!”
The community is invited to attend. For more information on the Veteran’s Day event, contact Ray Goad at 423 472-7141, ext. 265.