Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, is a holiday dedicated to honor all veterans and active serving members, past and present, for their sacrifices and accomplishments.
On Nov. 9th 2017, the LPC Veterans First Program and the Student Veterans Organization honored Veterans Day with a morning full of festivities outside the Veterans Resource center.
The event started off with Elaine Johnson singing the national anthem, which was followed up by keynote speaker Thom Shea.
Shea, a retired Senior Chief U.S. Navy Seal, spoke of his personal experience as a Navy Seal and the achievements, sacrifices and dedication he witnessed from himself and other military members, all mentioned in his novel “Unbreakable: A Navy Seal’s Way of Life.”
After the presentations students were able to explore an array of military memorabilia presented including a UH-1H Huey brought by the Amvets Post 26 in Concord, a M38A1 Army jeep brought by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of U.S. Post 7265 organization and an Army Humvee.
During the event, the different branches of the military had interactive tables and recruiters for those interested in the military.
Those who attended the event included veterans, active serving members, LPC students and interim president of LPC, Roanna Bennie.