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FCC Will Hold Military Commemorative Garden Dedication on Veterans Day

10/13/2014

FCC will honor Veterans Day on Nov. 11 with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new FCC Military and Veterans Commemorative Garden section.

The current commemorative garden on campus will be expanded to not only honor service members and veterans who have passed away, but also to celebrate current military members and veterans who have a connection to FCC.

As part of the new project, people will be able to purchase bricks to be inscribed with the names of military members and veterans in their lives. The inscribed bricks will then be laid in the garden.

“We are encouraging everyone to think about dedicating a brick to someone special to them who has served our country, whether it’s a student honoring a relative or a faculty member honoring a student veteran in his or her class,” said Veterans Services Coordinator Rachel Nachlas. “It’s so important to show our veterans that we support and thank them for their service and our hope is that they can come to this garden and see that support and gratitude.”

The ceremonial groundbreaking and dedication will take place at 1 p.m. in the commemorative garden in a new special military section and is open to the public. President Libby Burmaster and student veterans will speak during the event, which will also include bagpipers and a moment of silence to honor fallen service members.

FCC will also host a reception for veterans and their families in the evening, as well as offer a voucher for a free lunch on campus to all veterans.