Jackson State News Archives

Nov 6, 2013

JSCC to Honor the Fallen

For 2013, Jackson State Community College has joined the Remembrance Day National Roll Call project to honor American service men and women in hosting simultaneous ceremonies across the nation.  

On Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, campus and community volunteers at 85 college and universities in 33 states across the nation will read the names of the fallen.  Each campus has organized its own ceremony to recognize those who have served, are serving, and those who died in service to the nation.  All participating campuses will observe a simultaneous nationwide minute of silence at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time or 1:00 local time.

The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs professionals. The Veterans Knowledge Community (VKC) mission is to advocate for best practices to help student veterans’ transition to college and succeed. The National Roll Call began in 2011 to mark the 10th anniversary of the post 9-11 conflicts.

Program starts at 11:30 am.  Presentation of Colors, and the National Anthem will be performed.  The National Roll Call of Tennessee veterans that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country will take place, as well as a National moment of silence at 1:00 pm.  The keynote speaker will be, Mr. Bobby Smith, Jackson State Community College, Vice President of Academic Affairs.  A light reception after the ceremony will be in the Student Union Bldg.