Veterans Day Observance & Veterans Open House

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – November 7, 2014 – Fayetteville Technical Community College’s (FTCC) All American Veterans Center invites the public to participate in a Veterans Day observance program and a veteran’s open house at its Fayetteville campus located at 2201 Hull Road to honor, celebrate, and thank our military veterans.

The first event is a veteran’s open house on Monday, November 10, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the General Classroom Building (GCB) lobby area. Veteran support agencies including the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Legion, Patriot Outreach, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the Wounded Warrior Project will be in attendance to offer their services. Also, the state-of-the-art All American Veterans Center located on the second floor of the GCB will be open for tours. The Center serves more than 3,000 veterans, thanks to a partnership between FTCC, The Home Depot Foundation, and the Student Veterans of America (SVA).

The second event is a Veterans Day Observance program scheduled on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 10:50 a.m. at the student gazebo near the Tony Rand Student Center. The program will begin with a motorcycle Ride of Dignity to honor veterans, followed by silencing of motors. Army Colonel Alexander Conyers will speak at the event. Colonel Conyers serves as the Commander of the 16th Military Police Brigade and Director of Emergency Services at Fort Bragg, N.C.

In association with the Observance, a “field of honor” will be located next to the event area with approximately 200 American flags. The flags are being sold by the FTCC Student Veterans of America Club for a minimum $2 donation with all proceeds going to future veteran scholarships. Flags can be purchased at the All American Veterans Center in the General Classroom Building until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014.

Both events are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the events will be held in the Horace Sisk Gymnasium.