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MCC to Dedicate Veterans Memorial (11/08/2013)

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WHAT: Monroe Community College Veterans Memorial Dedication

WHEN: Noon Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day

WHERE: South Courtyard of MCC’s Brighton Campus between the Library and Bldg. 7.* Parking available in the Visitors’ Lot at the front of MCC’s Brighton Campus

DETAILS: Monroe Community College will celebrate Veterans Day by dedicating a lasting tribute to the thousands of veterans who have studied, graduated, taught or worked at MCC. From a concept initiated by MCC’s Veterans Club, MCC built a two-tier patio in the south courtyard of the Brighton Campus. The college community will now have a place dedicated to veterans – their struggle, their sacrifice and their profound impact on the college community.

“During any given semester there are a thousand veteran students here,” said MCC student veteran David Ellwanger. The memorial shows how the school supports us, each generation of us. It will show future students how veteran-friendly this school is and always will be.”

The memorial inscription reads: “In honor of all American veterans. Since 1961 local veterans have sought higher education at Monroe Community College. As both civilians and military personnel they have made immeasurable contributions to our society. This monument stands as a tribute to these “Scholar Warriors.” Dedicated November 11, 2013 Monroe Community College Veterans Club.”

Student Officers of MCC’s Veterans Club will be available for interview after the dedication.
*In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the South Lounge on the first floor of Bldg. 11.

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Janet Ekis
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