Annual event gives student veterans a voice
North Lake College (NLC) will celebrate Veterans Day on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Student Life Center, room H-200. NLC Veterans Affairs and Disability Services will host the event and eagerly welcome Irving residents.
“We hold this gathering for our veterans and our community,” explains NLC Veterans Affairs Coordinator Billy Yost. “It’s our way of giving back to our student veterans and thanking them for their service. We do that personally in the VA office, but this is our way of reaching out and allowing the students to get their story out there.”
Speaking at North Lake’s Veterans Day is Sergeant Anna Rhees. Described by her fellow students as committed and passionate, Rhees is a combat veteran who has served in both the army and the navy. Today she serves on campus, helping rejuvenate the college’s Student Veterans Association (SVA). On November 8 Sergeant Rhees will share what Veterans Day means to her. “We always ask one of out student veterans to speak,” explains Yost. “It’s important they have a voice.”
Also integral to this year’s Veterans Day are a variety of performers, including the MacArthur High School Color Guard, the NLC Jazz Band, and musical soloist Regina Walter. Student Diana Noko will also share a reading. The event will close with refreshments.
North Lake College is Military Friendly-certified by G.I. Jobs. To speak with NLC Veterans Affairs, call 972-273-3169 or visit www.facebook.com/groups/nlcva
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