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Local military personnel lead a flag-folding service at the 2019 NCCC Veterans Day ceremony. (Submitted photo)
Local military personnel lead a flag-folding service at the 2019 NCCC Veterans Day ceremony. (Submitted photo)

NCCC holds annual Veterans Day celebration


Tue, Nov 9th 2021 04:20 pm

The 2021 Veterans Day ceremony at Niagara County Community College will return to its prepandemic format. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at NCCC’s Veterans Memorial Park, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.

The ceremony will include keynote remarks by Niagara County 10th District Legislator David Godfrey. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony in the Notar Administration (A-Building) lobby. Masks are required indoors, except when partaking in refreshments.

Throughout the month of November, NCCC’s veterans association will host its annual veterans flag tribute. Donations are being accepted via the veterans webpage or in-person at the veterans office in B-103. For each donation received, the veterans service department will dedicate a small flag in honor or in memory of a loved one who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces. Each donation directly benefits the Veterans Lounge, providing food, refreshments and a place to relax for veteran students on the Sanborn campus. To donate online, visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/veterans/.

New this year, NCCC veterans services and dining services are hosting a semipermanent exhibit to honor U.S. military personnel who are prisoners of war/missing in action (POW/MIA). The display includes a table setting with symbolic items that help onlookers remember their brothers and sisters in arms.

Military Advanced Education & Transition Magazine awarded NCCC the designation of a Top Colleges for Veterans in its 2018 rankings. The annual rankings factor in the results of comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement.

For more information on the NCCC veterans services office, visit http://niagaracc.suny.edu/veterans/.

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