KCC to honor veterans with Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 10

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

Kellogg Community College invites the public to join the College in honoring veterans during a Veterans Day Celebration as part of KCC’s Military Veterans Month in November.

The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Student Center on the College’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. It is free and open to the public.

Several community and KCC employee veterans will participate in the ceremony, including KCC retiree John Di Pierro, a retired Air Force colonel who will serve as master of ceremonies.

Activities will include a presentation of colors, the singing of the National Anthem and a keynote address from Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker, who was a major in the U.S. Army. KCC President Mark O’Connell will introduce Blocker; Steve Claywell, chair of KCC’s Board of Trustees, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vouchers will be available in the Support Services Department during the event for U.S. military veterans to use to receive a free lunch from KCC’s Bruin Bistro.

The Veterans Day Celebration is just one of several activities and initiatives held at KCC this month to honor veterans. Other initiatives include a Veterans Month Creative Works Exhibit to be shown in the College’s library through Nov. 30; scholarship, care package and food donations for veterans, collected through the month in KCC’s Support Services offices; and a Veterans Meet and Greet for military veterans at KCC’s RMTC Nov. 17.

For more information, contact Holly McKee, director of Support Services at KCC, at mckeeh@kellogg.edu or 269-965-4150.

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