In honor of Veterans Day, Feather River College invited its veteran students and staff, along with local VFW members, Plumas County Veterans Services, and the community to join a small celebration on campus. The event was organized by the FRC’s Diversity Committee and featured a traditional flag-raising ceremony led by local veterans. The day’s events also included a Pledge of Community Allegiance, a brief history of Veterans Day, and a Veteran’s Prayer of Thanks, all courtesy of Quincy VFW Post 3825.
It was a ceremony designed to honor all veterans for their service to our country and the event was enjoyed by all who attended. Bill Cook, director of Veterans Services for Plumas County and a veteran himself, had this to say; “I am so grateful to the FRC administration for organizing this event. When I have spoken to other members of the VFW and the community, it has been so well received and appreciated, and they cannot wait until next year.
The celebration ended with a free meal and cake offered by the college to all participants. It was a special moment to see all the local veterans converse with college and community members about their past, regaling everyone with tales of their adventures in service and having the opportunity to share their stories. with the others.
Additionally, FRC plans to open a new Veteran Resource Center soon and looks forward to serving even more military members. Feather River College wishes to sincerely thank all veterans for their dedication and service to our country. As a reminder, the campus is closed on November 11 for this very important holiday.