November 1, 2018

Hinds CC to hold Veterans Day program to honor those who served

Salute to Veterans program set for Nov. 12 at Rankin Campus
BY: Danny Barrett Jr.

PEARL – Hinds Community College plans to salute veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces during a special program Nov. 12.

The Salute to Veterans program, hosted by the college’s Office of Veterans Services, is at 11 a.m. at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus and will bring together many who served in various branches of the military for fellowship and reflection.

To be featured include the Brio Choir and junior ROTC students from Brandon High School, as well as units from Pearl, Pelahatchie, Richland and McLaurin high schools. Pelahatchie High School JROTC will present the colors.

The keynote speaker is Stanley Whitfield, a retired Air Force pilot and former commercial airline pilot. He is also a retired district director of Aviation Technology at Hinds.

Information tables will be available for veterans on an array of social services, including opportunities for continuing education at Hinds.