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ECC celebrates Veterans Day 2015

The lobby of Kruse Main was nearly full today as students, staff, community members and guests joined Ellsworth Community College in celebrating Veterans Day 2015. Guest speaker Captain Katherine Barton, U.S. Army National Guard, talked about the history and current involvements of the U.S. military, the sacrifices made by service members and their families, and the crucial role the U.S. military plays in preserving the freedoms enjoyed by all U.S. citizens.

Veterans Day ceremony

Captain Katherine Barton addresses the crowd.

ECC student veterans

ECC student-veterans stand to be recognized.

Veterans recognized

Community veterans were also recognized.

Barton & Koehrsen

Captain Katherine Barton and ECC Professor (retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel) Bernie Koehrsen.

ECC Provost Dr. Martin Reimer

ECC Provost Dr. Martin Reimer.

Brittany Myers

ECC Veterans Affairs Coordinator Brittany Myers.

ECC Choir

ECC Choir, directed by Anne Sherve-Ose.

Luis Juarez

ECC Band member Luis Juarez plays Taps.

 

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