Show Support for TCC Veterans

Veterans DayHaving come from a family of military veterans, I’ve always been taught how important it is to recognize the service of those who daily put their lives on the line abroad and on American soil to protect the freedoms we sometimes take for granted.  Not everyone, though, has this chance. Even if you don’t know anyone serving in the military, past or present, here is your opportunity to recognize those who deserve it the most.

Help show your support for our brave men and women by attending one of the Veterans Day celebrations at your TCC campus.  All events are free and open to the public.

Northeast Campus

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Veterans Day Celebration
Student Center (1615A)
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Veterans Day luncheon will include renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful,” a recitation of the pledge by the NE Veterans Association president Bandon Van Wyk, and remarks by NE Campus President Larry Darlage, Vet Success representative William Cobb, and TCC Veteran Services representative Denise Hill. Special guest speakers will include World War II veteran Edward C. Larson, who flew “The Hump” during the war, and Brian Fleming, veteran from the war in Afghanistan and resiliency coach for the U.S. military.

Northwest Campus

Thursday, Nov. 8
A Salute to Our Veterans
Michael Saenz Conference Center (WACB 1123)
12:30 p.m.
Join NW Campus as they honor veterans with a program remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor through the first-hand account of survivor Dale “Red” Robinson.

Southeast Campus

Friday, Nov. 9
Veterans Day Celebration
ESEC Commons
11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

The presenting of the colors by Arlington ISD students and Lt. Col. Charles Kelly will kick off the Veterans Day event, followed by Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck offering a Veterans Day proclamation to Southeast Campus President Bill Coppola. The event will also feature a reading of the poem “Old Glory” by Professor Chris Baack, and a procession of TCC-SE veterans who will cross the stage and state their name, branch, and time served. Professor Lee Cowan will do closing remarks. District VetSuccess Counselor Sarah Ary will be in attendance to hand out information.  Refreshments will be served.

South Campus

Monday, Nov. 12
Veterans Day Celebration
Noon-2 p.m.

The event will start at noon with a meet and greet for the veterans and students.  A moment of silence will take place at 1 p.m., followed by the reading of the fallen; the ceremony will close with the playing of TAPS.  Tables will be set up with information for veterans, and free food will be provided for those who attend.  Students and attendees may bring canned food, clothing, and hygiene products to donate for the Stand Down event, an effort on behalf of the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide services to homeless shelters.

Trinity River Campus

Monday, Nov. 12
2012 Veterans Day Observance
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

In cooperation with VFW Post 8235, the Trinity River Campus will honor and celebrate those who have proudly served in the United States Military. All are welcome.  Part of the program from 9-11 a.m. will include a memorial wall, the Trimble Tech High School JROTC Color Guard, and national roll call.  At 10 a.m., TCC will join the nation in pausing to recognize the sacrifice and contributions American veterans have offered our nation.  This will be followed by “Serving Our Veterans,” a program brought to you by the Fort Worth Veteran Center.  The day’s activities will conclude from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a party on the patio outside of the rotunda entrance and visits with representatives from veteran support organizations.