Surry Community College is planning to honor area veterans with a lunch and short program to recognize them.
The college is planning to host its annual Veterans Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology in Dobson.
Tammy Fletcher, SCC’s coordinator of veteran affairs, said, “Surry Community College supports our veterans and their service to our country. This luncheon is a way to show our appreciation to them.”
All veterans, both students and community members, are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event. Food will be served at 11:30 a.m. A military branch flag ceremony will follow.
To the many veterans in the community, Fletcher expressed thanks on behalf of the college.
“Thank you for your bravery and willingness to put your life on the line for the ideas we stand for in this wonderful country,” she said. “Thank you for paving the way for those who will step up next to serve and for setting an example for the American people.
“While many go through life wondering if they made an impact on the world, you will never have to wonder. It is for that selfless contribution that we want to recognize and honor you as well as express our tremendous gratitude to you during our annual luncheon.”
Fletcher manages the Veterans Center at Surry Community College that was established to better serve military veterans enrolling at the college. The Veterans Center is a place where veteran students can study, relax and have access to informational resources.
“The Veterans Center strives to make sure each veteran is successful while pursuing their education, which will allow them to become some of America’s strongest, most insightful leaders,” Fletcher said.
Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals, has named SCC as a military-friendly school based on services provided by the college to U.S. military veterans, a designation the school has maintained since 2011.
For more information, contact Tammy Fletcher at (336) 386-3245 or [email protected]