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MCC Student Military Veterans Plan 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony (09/09/2013)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Sept. 9, 2013 – Two Monroe Community College students who are military veterans and 15 years apart will present different perspectives of the 2001 terrorist attacks at a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday on MCC’s Brighton Campus.

Adrian Hale, 24, student Senate speaker who served in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011, will give the keynote address. He will be followed by Nelson Clark, 39, president of the Brighton Campus Student Government Association who was stationed along the Egypt-Israel border from 1991 to 1994.

Hale, of Rochester, spent two tours as a Marine corporal in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. In August 2012, a month before starting his first year at MCC, he enlisted in the Air Force as a senior airman. He is pursuing a liberal arts and sciences degree and aspires to be a lifelong public servant.

Clark, of Williamson, spent a tour supporting border patrol in Egypt as an Army private first class. He is majoring in precision machining and pursuing a career as an equipment programmer and designer.

The event will be held on the September 11th Remembrance Walk, outside the PAC Center on Brighton Campus, 1000 E. Henrietta Road. Parking is available in lot G. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Stabins Physical Education Complex gymnasium.

The September 11 memorial was erected in 2002 as a result of early efforts of several MCC student leaders, who quickly drew the support of other students, administrators, and local businesses. The effort to design, build and dedicate a place of remembrance was driven by a desire to create a distinct place for reflection and healing within the community.

Sponsored by the Brighton Campus Student Government Association, the event is free and open to the public.

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