Parkland College will honor the many students and employees who have served their country in the United States military. The 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony will be held Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Parkland Student Union.
The event will include a University of Illinois ROTC color guard presentation/posting of the colors; the National Anthem sung by Central High School student Madelyn Henson; a welcome by Vice President for Student Services Mike Trame; and presentation of the veterans by Tim Wendt, director of enrollment services and an Army veteran.
Featured speakers will be Operation Iraqi Freedom Marine Corps veteran John Mizer and Army veteran and Illinois National Guardsman Joseph Lasky, MSW, LSW, readjustment counselors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Springfield.
Alphonso Ross, an Army veteran and president of the Student Veterans Association at Parkland, will provide closing remarks. The observance will end with a moment of silence; the playing of Taps; and the retiring of the colors.
This ceremony is sponsored by the Student Veterans Association at Parkland (SVAP), the Parkland Honors program, and the Parkland Scholars program.