TCC will honor the dedication of veterans throughout November with numerous activities on its five campuses.
Pre-Veterans Day Events
Events commence Tuesday with a pre-Veterans Day luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 5 on Northeast Campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Northeast Veterans Association (NEVA) and Student Activities. the luncheon will be in the Student Center, Center Corner, Room NSTU 1615A, on the campus at 828 W. Harwood in Hurst.
Luncheon speakers include Rachel Smith, widow of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Smith, and Jeff Kyle, an eight-year Marine serving with the 3rd and 4th Marine Corps Divisions. Kyle is the brother of Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was killed trying to help a fellow veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD).
A table will be set up so guests can sign Christmas cards to soldiers who are deployed.
Reservations are requested. To RSVP, the public may call the Student Activities office at 817-515-6688. TCC students and staff may RSVP using TCC’s Volunteer Hub. For information, contact NEVA faculty sponsor David Sallee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus-Hosted Veterans Day Events on Monday, Nov. 11
4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Free Come-and-Go Lunch for student veterans
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Student Center Room WSTU 1303
Contact: Laura Wood at 817-515-7280
Additionally, The Northwest Campus Student Veterans Club and other student organizations will work on the TCC Northwest Campus Afghanistan/Iraq War Memorial from 12:30 p.m. to 2 pm in the Campus Courtyard. The only permanent campus war memorial in the country that honors every America service person killed in the wars, the Afghanistan/Iraq War Memorial will be updated throughout the year.
5301 Campus Drive
The South Campus Veterans Day Program
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Student Center Dining Hall
Contact: Student Activities at 817-515-4553
A panel discussion of veterans from the Honor Flight of Fort Worth representing foreign wars and conflicts will include: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The program starts with the posting of the Colors by the University of Texas at Arlington and the singing of the National Anthem by a student. Additionally, the event will include a selection of ensembles by South Campus Faculty and a presentation of the U.S. Flag that has flown over Afghanistan and the Texas State Capital and will be flown over the Pentagon next month.
2100 Southeast Parkway
9 a.m. to noon
Veterans Transfer Fair
Area universities will have their veterans’ representatives on hand to meet with student veterans interested in pursuing university course work. .
Veterans Day Celebration
Main Commons Campus
Contact: Mike Cinatl at 817-515-3036 or
Student Activities at 817-515-3595
WWII Veteran Sergeant Gene Minor Panel will be joined by veterans discussing their military experiences after Sgt. Minor participates with Southeast Campus Veterans in Posting the Colors and later Retiring of the Colors. A luncheon focusing on “Life after Military Service” will follow.
Additionally, each Friday throughout the year, a breakfast for veterans is held from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Student Activities Conference Room in Science Academic Building, Room ESCT 1201A. It was instituted by the Veterans Association and is open to any campus veteran whether a student, faculty, staff or administrator.
Trinity River Campus
300 Trinity Campus Circle
10 a.m. to noon
Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade in downtown Fort Worth
Participants asked to meet by 9:15 a.m. in the Rotunda
Trinity River students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Trinity River Veterans Association in participating in the Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade. Free T-shirts will be available to the first 40 parade participants.
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Veteran’s Day Ceremony
The service of military veterans in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom will be commemorated by the unveiling of the OEF/OIF Memorial. Veterans also will be recognized and reflections will be shared.
Other Trinity River Events
Weekly Series Featuring Veteran Resources
Noon to 1 p.m.
The Zone of the Riverfront Café.
Texas Veterans Commission representatives will be on hand to discuss how they help