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Veterans Event at Wayne Community College

Wayne Community College invites the public to join it in honoring America’s veterans and military service members.

The college will hold a ceremony at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 in Moffatt Auditorium in the Wayne Learning Center (main building) on its Wayne Memorial Drive campus.

Col. Joe Marm, U.S. Army (Ret.), a Medal of Honor recipient, will provide the keynote address. Col. Marm earned the commendation for selfless, heroic actions as a platoon leader in the 1st Cavalry Division in the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam in 1965. Despite his own injuries, he “reduced the fire on his platoon, broke the enemy assault, and rallied his unit to continue toward the accomplishment of this mission,” according to the citation for the medal. The battle and Marm’s actions were dramatized in the movie “We Were Soldiers.”

Col. Marm will speak about the importance of remembering the service of others.

College employees and students and the Charles B. Aycock High School High School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will also participate. A reception will follow the program.

The college will also host a Military and Partners Expo in the Atrium of the Wayne Learning Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Organizations that provide services to military members, veterans groups, and service branch representatives will set up displays and provide information.

An open house will be held in the college’s Military Resource Center for the public to visit the facility. It is located in Room 224 of the Wayne Learning Center.

Wayne Community College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing accommodations or have questions about access, please contact the Disability Services Counselor at (919) 739-6729. Please allow sufficient time to arrange accommodations.

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