Veterans Day Ceremony on Campus

Please Join us for our Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public are invited to join us on campus as we observe Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. College offices will remain open and classes are in session; faculty members will determine if students may attend events in place of class. Students who attend events can record attendance by swiping their ID card.

Morning Events

-Flag Raising – outside Mitchell Hall – Coast Guard Color Guard
-Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem
-Remarks – Michael O’Connor, Chief Petty Officer, USN (Retired)
-Procession to Mitchell Beach
-Invocation – Mr. George Wezner
-Wreath Laying – Dr. Jeffery O’Leary
-Taps – USCG Bugler
-Proceed to Milner Dining Hall for Brunch ($8.50 at the door)
-Brunch served: 10am – 2pm

    Afternoon Event

    -Presentation by Kirsten Holmstedt speaking on Women in the Military and in Combat. Weller Center.
    About Kirsten Holmstedt
    Kirsten Holmstedt is a graduate of Drake University’s School of Journalism and the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s master of fine arts program. She has been a writer-in-residence at the College of William and Mary and is currently teaching English at Thames at Mitchell College. Her books include the highly acclaimed Band of Sisters, The Girls Come Marching Home, and Soul Survivors. She has appeared on PBS, the BBC, and C-SPAN, among other TV and radio programs. As an expert on and advocate for female service members, she has testified before Congress and spoken to countless businesses and colleges around the country. She lives in Connecticut. Her presentation will describe her journey of capturing these stories. In addition, she will show 2 short videos and read from her book Band of Sisters.

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