Parkland to Honor Veterans with Ceremony
Ceremony Nov. 11, 11 a.m., student union
Parkland College honors the men and women who serve in the US military. The college invites the public to attend its 2022 Veterans Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the cafeteria area of the Student Union (U building).
Parkland's brief ceremony includes the posting of colors by the University of Illinois ROTC; singing of the National Anthem by Angelina Manzella with musical accompaniment by Jeff Corman; reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance led by Charles Mingee, Parkland student and Navy Veteran; a welcome by Vice President for Student Services Mike Trame; and the presentation of campus veterans/order of service by Tim Wendt, Parkland's director of enrollment services and an Army veteran.
Featured speaker for the event will be Capt. Jim Talaska, a veteran of the U.S Air Force and membership director of the American Legion Department of Illinois Third Division. Audience members will observe a moment of silence, with the playing of Taps, before the retiring of the colors.
The 2022 Veterans Day observance is sponsored by the Student Veterans Association at Parkland (SVAP).