By Katherine Garcia
In honor of Veterans Day Monday, this college will have a Recognition of Veterans event 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the mall. The event, sponsored by the office of student life and the veterans affairs office, will start with a procession to a wreath-laying by the veterans memorial north of the geology and chemistry building.
At 10:45 a.m., people should line up west of Candler to join the processional to the memorial.
President Robert Zeigler and Sen. Leticia Van de Putte are scheduled to speak, and the San Antonio College Music Association will perform the national anthem. The public is welcome.
Helen Torres, Staff Council president, will present medals to veterans.
Veterans have been invited via email to have free coffee at 8:30 a.m. in the employee lounge of Loftin Student Center. Students can express their gratitude to veterans on bookmarks set up at a table in the mall. From 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., students can make their own dog tags and red, white and blue tie-dyed T-shirts.
Nikki Stephenson, a work-study student in the veterans affairs office in the Balditt Counseling Complex on the first floor of Moody Learning Center, said it’s patriotic and honorable of the college to celebrate its veterans. “It’s nice that the school is taking pride in their veterans,” she said.
Individuals wanting to honor specific veterans can submit a photograph to the office of student life in Room 260 of Loftin for exhibiting on the first floor of the student center. For more information, call Carrie Hernandez, senior specialist for student success, at 210-486-0128.