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Andrea J. Burney, APR

Director of  Public Relations

DCC TO HONOR THE FALLEN DURING VETERANS' WEEK EVENTS

 

DANVILLE, VA, November 1, 2012 - For a second year, Danville Community College will join the National Roll Call project to honor American service men and women by participating in simultaneous ceremonies across the nation. On Monday, Nov. 12, the official holiday following Veterans Day on November 11, DCC will be one of 93 college and universities in 37 states that will read the names the names of fallen.

Beginning at 12 noon on November 12, DCC will hold its ceremony on the patio of the Student Center. Volunteers will read the names of those who have died in both Iraq and Afghanistan from Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. After each name is read a bell will toll. At the conclusion of the ceremony Charlie Adams, a Vietnam Veteran and DCC Professor of Information Systems Technology, will provide remarks. In addition, all participating campuses will observe a simultaneous nationwide moment of silence – locally that observance will be at 2 p.m., followed by taps. This ceremony will kick off a week of celebration of veterans on the campus sponsored by the DCC Student Veterans Organization.

The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs professionals. The Veterans Knowledge Community (VKC) mission is to advocate for best practices to help student veterans’ transition to college and succeed.
Lt. Col. (Ret) Brett Morris, the National Roll Call coordinator, said, “We want to rally campus communities across the nation to send a message to the troops currently serving - that we, as a national body of students, have not forgotten their sacrifices, or those of their fallen brethren.?
For information about the Danville Community College Roll Call or other Veterans Week events, contact LCDR Thomas R. Kelley, USN, Ret. at tkelley@dcc.vccs.edu; call 434.797.8489; or click here. For a list of all participating schools, visit va.eku.edu/rollcall.

 

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