North Campus salutes military veterans

The North Campus Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success coordinated a ceremony to salute military veterans on Veterans Day, which was held at the entrance of the Welcome Center.

The event kicked off when members of the American Legion Riders rolled in on motorcycles, and members of the North Campus Student Veterans Association raised the American flag. The invocation was delivered by Mike Edwards, SVA member.

Interim North Campus Provost Dr. Bill Raffetto welcomed visitors, acknowledged military veterans in attendance, and other special guests. SVA member read an inspirational and stirring essay called “What is a Veteran?”

SVA members Gary Alston and Silvia Escobedo were presented scholarships by Ruth Keenan, executive director of the San Jacinto College Foundation.

The closing benediction was delivered by SVA member Andrew Jones. The ceremony was followed by refreshments and a networking session with military personnel.

Kudos to the Veterans Day Committee for coordinating the salute to military veterans – Melanie Neill, Donna Baker, Deanna Clark, Jo Eggebrecht, Erin Lewis, and Andrea Mitchen.