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Veterans Week 2016

The week opens with a visit from one of the most decorated military women in U.S. history, and ends with tributes on Veterans Day.

Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught to kick off Veterans Week

Brigadier General Wilma Vaught

Monday, Nov. 7
1-2:30 p.m., Craig Community Auditorium, GEB 233
"Called to Serve: A History of Women's Military Service to the Nation"

JCCC Veterans Club and AAUW JCCC will host Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught, USAF, Retired, at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Craig Community Auditorium, GEB 233. Please join us as we welcome Vaught to campus for her presentation "Called to Serve: A History of Women's Military Service to the Nation," a town hall-style meeting with a Q&A session following.

Preceding the talk will be a dessert reception, also in the Craig Auditorium, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Presentation of Colors will be by the Washington High School JROTC Color Guard.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
2-3:30 p.m., JCCC Collaboration Center, OCB 100
Dialogues in Transition Roundtable

Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) members and JCCC student veterans will hold roundtable discussions on the experiences of transition and reintegration.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
noon-1 p.m., Campus Center, COM 319
JCCC Veterans Club presents “Ask Me Anything,” hosted by the Center for Student Involvement.

1-3 p.m., JCCC Collaboration Center, OCB 100
Special screening of “Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots,” sponsored by JCCC AAUW and Veterans Club.

Thursday, Nov. 10
10-11 a.m. at the large grassy island in the Student Center parking area
Veteran and Military Service Honor Tree Dedication
Join the JCCC Veterans Club in dedicating a living tree to the men, women and families who have served our country. Presentation of Colors will be by the Shawnee Mission North JROTC Color Guard.

Friday, Nov. 11
11 a.m., COM Plaza
Taps on the Hill
Taps will be played on the hill at the COM Plaza by JCCC student Jack Zumalt. Immediately following, Ed Smith, JCCC research program coordinator, American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance, will perform a veterans song.

Noon, Regnier Center
Lunch in honor of JCCC faculty and staff who have served in the military will be at noon in the Capitol Federal Conference Center.

Honor Tree
Beginning Monday, Oct. 31, an Honor Tree will be set up in the Student Center lobby. Tie a ribbon on the Honor Tree as a silent way to say thank you to many different groups that have been affected by past and presents wars. Ribbons and note cards will be available to honor service members and veterans.
White ribbon – In memory of family members or friends who gave/lost their lives in service
Blue ribbon – In honor of a family friend who is serving
Yellow ribbon – General support and thanks to all veterans and service members
Black ribbon – In recognition of someone who was a POW/MIA
Red ribbon – You are a JCCC student or community member currently serving or who has served
Purple – In honor of a Purple Heart recipient