Iowa Central Celebrates Veteran's Day
by Emilie Jenson, Public Information Office
Posted on 11/10/2023
Iowa Central celebrated veterans and their families on Friday November 10 with a Veteran’s Day program.
The program, held back-to-back in the Triton Café and the Greehey Family Student Services Building featured patriotic music selections honoring each branch of the military performed by the Iowa Central Brass Ensemble, and The Triton Eight Vocal Ensemble performed “Song for the Unsung Hero.”
Kris Nerem-Lowery shared the history of Veteran’s Day with staff and students in attendance, reminding them to take time to remember the sacrifices veterans made for their freedom.
“It is important to take time to recognize the veterans among us and the sacrifices they made,” said Nerem-Lowery.
A candle lighting service was held as part of the program in the Greehey Building. Three candles were lit, with one to recognize past veterans and their bravery and loyalty; one in recognition of those who still actively serve in recognition of their duties; and one candle for those who are currently in harm’s way to serve as a beacon to light the way home safely.
“We remember those serving today and we remember all those who have served, both living and those who have passed on,” said Nerem-Lowery. “We have a responsibility to teach future generations and to respect those who served our country in military service, not just on Veteran’s Day, but every day.”
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