Commemorate Veterans Day Nov. 12 at College of DuPage

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By Mike McKissack

The College of DuPage Veterans Services office invites students, staff, faculty and community members to thank and honor current and former members of the military as part of Veterans Day festivities Monday, Nov. 12, in the Student Services Center Atrium on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

Free and open to the public, the College’s commemoration features a half-day of activates from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a presentation of the National Anthem, a Colors Ceremony led by the DuPage Honor Guard and an armed forces exhibition.

In addition, the 12th annual Veterans Day Read-In will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Services Center, Room 2201. The event will feature short presentations by volunteers who will read excerpts from their favorite texts from war and military literature, including poems, short stories, essays, memoirs and public or private letters. Readers may also share personal stories, memories and photos to honor veterans who have impacted their lives. To participate in the Read-In or for additional information, email English Professor Bob Hazard at hazard@cod.edu by Thursday, Nov. 1.

In addition, veterans’ organizations, including the Veterans Assistance Commission of DuPage County and the Road Home Program from the Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush, will highlight their unique services and outreach initiatives.

For more information about College of DuPage Veterans Day activities, contact the Veterans Services office at veterans@cod.edu, (630) 942-3814 or stop by Student Services Center, Room 2225.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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