Oct. 31, 2017 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College will host a service and a free lunch, both open to the public, in observance of Veterans Day.
Innovation High School's JROTC color guard will start the ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 10 at the south end of GRCC's Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza, off Fountain Street NE. After reveille, GRCC student Stacie McCarthy and staff member Kristy Welling will perform the national anthem. Student Fred Betencourt will read a poem, and GRCC President Dr. Bill Pink will speak.
"I am proud to be part of this tribute to our veterans," Pink said. "Their service has made a difference all over the world, and they enrich our community and our campus."
After the ceremony, the public is invited to a reception with lunch in room 55 of GRCC's Main Building, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE.
Grand Rapids Community College has been offering educational opportunities in West Michigan for more than 100 years. Established in 1914, the college offers degree courses, certification and training programs, and workshops and personal enrichment classes. Offerings are held on GRCC’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, and at several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties, as well as through distance learning.