Friday 22 Nov 2019

WCC Ceremony Honors Veterans (PHOTO GALLERY)

Wayne Community College pays tribute to local military veterans.   Thursday afternoon, WCC held its annual Veterans Celebration in honor of Veterans Day.

WCC President Dr. Thomas Walker is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.  Walker thanked veterans – past, present and future – for serving a “Constitution that recognizes the individual worth of each and every one of us.”

Trish de la Motte is an Air Force veteran, child of a veteran, and was married to a service member. She talked about how she learned to patriotism and gained respect for the flag as the National Anthem was played at the base movie theater.

Dr. Patty Pfeiffer is WCC’s Vice president of Academic and Student Services. She’s also a U.S. Army Veteran.  Pfeiffer says the Army provided her “a sense of accomplishment and pride,” and it echoes in everything she’s done in her career.

David Meek is a former WCC student and now he teaches in the college’s Machining Lab. Meek is also a retired Crew Chief from the U.S. Air Force.  He noted millions continue to volunteer for the U.S. military branches because “freedom is worth fighting for.”

Wayne Community College also hosted a Military and Partners Expo on Thursday afternoon featuring veterans groups, service branch representatives, and organizations that provide services to veterans and military members.

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