KCC to honor service members at Memorial Day Ceremony May 23

A KCC employee and veteran salutes during a Memorial Day ceremony outside on campus.

Kellogg Community College will remember those who died while serving in the United States military with a Memorial Day Ceremony happening from noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will happen at the flagpole area on the Circle Drive at the front of campus off North Avenue. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. John Di Pierro, who is also a former director of Facilities and Public Safety at KCC, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The tentative schedule includes a musical prelude by vocalist Luann Cape, a bugle call to assembly and colors from Battle Creek’s Air National Guard 110th Wing, a historical reading from Calhoun County Veterans Affairs Director Aaron Edlefson, remarks from former KCC faculty member and retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Bob Secrist, and more.

Secrist and KCC President Mark O’Connell will lay a wreath at the campus’ Memorial Wall at the conclusion of the ceremony.

The event was organized by the KCC 1st Battalion Support Division, a veteran assistance group on campus. For more information about KCC’s programs, events and services for veterans, visit www.kellogg.edu/veterans.

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