CCC holds ceremony for Veterans Day

Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 9:13 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Student Veterans Association and the Veterans and Military Resource Center at Central Community College in Grand Island, held a brief flag raising ceremony for the nation’s heroes on Wednesday.

“We did scale it down this year mainly because of COVID-19, staffing, just not having that many people on campus," said Administrative Assistant Jaycee Carroll of the CCC Veterans and Military Resource Center. “It was important for us to still do something but not to go to too much extremes because sometimes we have something every day of the week.”

People gathered outside the front entrance to honor veterans. They said a few words, sang the Star Spangled Banner, and raised the American flag for all the men and women who fought for the country.

“We have such a large veteran community here," Carroll said. "I’m not sure if a lot of people here understand that and know that, but we have a lot of veteran people here so it was important to us to honor them, and to honor family and friends whether they’re here or not.”

After the ceremony, veterans and military personnel grabbed a free lunch at the cafeteria. CCC also honored veterans on TV screens around the campus.

“We advertised that throughout the campus to students, faculty, staff, and if they want to submit somebody from family or friends that they’ve known that have served - we honor them on our wall of honor,” Carroll said.

CCC Hastings, Kearney and Columbus campuses also had veterans ceremonies.

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