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RCC honors veterans

On November 11, Veterans’ Day observances were held at 12:30 p.m. in the lecture halls at both Rappahannock Community College campuses—“to recognize the sacrifices of all of our veterans, active service personnel, and reservists,” said RCC’s vice president of instruction and student development, Dr. Donna Alexander, in her announcement of the event.

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Junior ROTC students from Rappahannock High School (Warsaw) presented the colors, under the leadership of Sergeant First Class Connor Samuel. An opening prayer and remarks were offered by Pastor Donald Bowen of Cobham Park Baptist Church, and RCC’s own Sandy Henderson (Admissions and Records Office) gave a moving rendition of the national anthem. Hutt Williams, who is a member of RCC’s recruitment and dual enrollment team, read aloud two inspirational poems by Kelly Strong: “Freedom Is Not Free” and “The Wall.”

The program was rounded out by RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, who first presented a short history of Veterans Day, and then expressed her gratitude to all the brave men and women who have served our country in its armed forces.

 

Photo: Sandy Henderson of RCC’s Admissions and Records Office sings “The Star-spangled Banner” at the college’s Veterans’ Day observance. Junior ROTC members from Rappahannock High School present the colors.

One Response to “RCC honors veterans”

  1. Looks very moving! Thanks for sharing.

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