Salt Lake Community College Celebrates Veterans Day

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Terry Schow, Director of Utah VA, will help SLCC celebrate Veterans Day. Flag raising events in honor of United States military veterans will be held at the College on Monday, November 12, 2012. The ceremonies will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the main flag-poles of three of the College’s campuses.

Veterans Day 2012

Veterans Day 2012

Flag raising events in honor of United States military veterans will be held at Salt Lake Community College on Monday, November 12, 2012. The ceremonies will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the main flag-poles of three of the College’s campuses: Taylorsville Redwood, South City, and Jordan.

The ceremonies will be comprised of a traditional military flag raising and performance of the national anthem. The Taylorsville Redwood event will be conducted by the Navel Sea Cadet Corps; the Navy Recruiting Command will conduct the event at South City Campus; and the Jordan Campus event will be conducted by the West Jordan, Army National Guard Recruiting Command.

Refreshments will be served and patriotic ribbons will be passed out in honor of the country’s veterans of military service.

The College will also hold a program called 'Healing for our Wounded Warriors' for veterans on November 14, from noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Student Center’s Oak Room. Terry Schow, Executive Director of the Utah Veterans Assistance Center will provide a presentation on the importance of Veterans Day. A video will be shown at the event, ribbons will be hung on a Veterans Honor Tree, and time and materials will be provided to write and send letters to military personnel currently serving.

The SLCC Student Veterans Association also held a concert to benefit the Veterans Freedom Landing homeless shelter on November 7. All proceeds from the concert went to benefit the shelter.

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused,urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.

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