Joe Wyatt
Published November 8, 2016

Veterans of Amarillo College will be joined by the AC Community, the AC Concert Choir and the Caprock High School ROTC Color Guard for a full-fledged salute to Veterans Day.

VeteransDayGraphicAC's formal observance will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Clock Tower on the Washington Street Campus. It will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather – to the first floor of the Ware Student Commons.

The ceremony will commence with the AC Concert Choir’s singing of the National Anthem and include a brief history of Veterans Day, including a traditional red-poppy presentation, a table to honor the Missing Man, and a birthday salute to the U.S. Marine Corps, which was created Nov. 10, 1775.

AC President Russell Lowery-Hart will deliver welcoming remarks, and members of AC’s student organization, Veterans of Amarillo College, will play key roles in the ensuring Veterans Day program:

  • Brayden Murphy, president of Veterans of AC, will share a history of Veterans Day.
  • Joel Jaurez, member of Veterans of AC, will lead an observance of the Marine Corps birthday.

The public is invited to join the College in honoring all veterans at this special event, and everyone is encouraged to take advantage of a pre-ceremony Open House of AC’s Veterans Services at 10 a.m. in Room 151 of the Student Service Center, just west of the Clock Tower.