With the passing of the presidential election, Nov. 11 is soon approaching and with it, Americans honor Veterans Day. Falling on a Sunday this year, Veterans Day will be observed Monday, Nov. 12, and in coordination, Gloucester County College (GCC) will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony.
The event will feature veterans sharing their stories and experiences from their military service. Veterans from past wars, such as WWII, the Korean War, the Gulf War and Vietnam will be present, as well as those from more recent wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Starting at 10 a.m., the ceremony will be open to the public and held in the Eugene McCaffery College Center at GCC on Tanyard Road in Sewell.
The ceremony will be hosted by Gloucester County in conjunction with the GCC Student Veterans organization. Those scheduled to speak include sate Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Gloucester County Freeholder Robert Damminger and Deputy Freeholder Director Giuseppe "Joe" Chila.
In addition, GCC President Fredrick Keating will accept the G.I. Jobs Magazine 2013 Military Friendly School Award. This will be the fourth consecutive year GCC has been honored by G.I. Jobs Magazine.