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Veteran’s Club Hosts Memorial and Flag Ceremony

September 06, 2013

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St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley is hosting a Memorial and Flag Ceremony Sept. 11 at the IR North Patio, located on the campus of STLCC-Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Road.

The ceremony takes place at 8:30 a.m. and a moment of silence will be observed at 8:46 a.m. A flag ceremony will follow.

“The repercussions of that day changed the lives of Americans across the country forever,” said SPC Drew Andrews, Veteran’s Club vice president and Army Reservist. “As the first responders raced toward the aftermath, the American soldiers packed their bags before the military high alert even rang and stood ready to serve and protect their country.”

SPC Andrews said many students on campus may not realize how Sept. 11 still impacts their lives today.

“The Veteran’s Club would like to offer students, faculty and staff, along with the 300-plus veterans attending Florissant Valley, the chance to join together in reflection and to show respect for the 2,996 souls who died and to the thousands of soldiers' lives that have been given in the protection of freedom,” he added.

Speakers at the ceremony include Joe Worth, STLCC-Florissant Valley vice president of student affairs; John Clark, retired Army and Veteran’s Club president; Chaplain Harry Thomas from VFW Post 3944; and Scott Martin, manager of building and grounds at STLCC-Florissant Valley and veteran of the U.S. Army and the Navy Reserves.

The Memorial and Flag Ceremony is sponsored by the Veteran’s Club at STLCC-Florissant Valley. This event is open to the community.