Parkland College honors the men and women who serve in the US military. The college will hold a 2019 Veterans Day ceremony Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the stage area of the Student Union (U building). The public is invited to attend.
Parkland's brief ceremony includes the posting of colors by the University of Illinois ROTC; singing of the National Anthem by Air Force Lt. Madison Johnston; a welcome by Parkland College President Dr. Thomas Ramage, an Army National Guard veteran; and the presentation of campus veterans/order of service by Tim Wendt, Parkland's director of enrollment services and an Army veteran.
Featured speakers for the event will be Lt. Col. Joseph Timberlake, an Air Force veteran, and Col. Eric Ashworth, Army, retired. Audience members will observe a moment of silence, with the playing of Taps by Parkland student and Army veteran Thomas Briggs, before the retiring of the colors.
The 2019 Veterans Day observance is sponsored by the Student Veterans Association at Parkland (SVAP).