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Events Celebrating Veterans at Prairie State College

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The month of November at Prairie State College (PSC) is filled with events celebrating veterans. The community is invited to join in the celebration, and all of the events will be held at the main campus located at 202 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Ill. 

The first event is at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 with a public meeting and a question and answer session with the Tuskegee Airmen. This event will be held in The Heritage Community Bank Room in the Conference Center. The Tuskegee Airmen is the name of a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II. They were the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces.

Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, starts with the Missing Man Ceremony at 7:30 a.m. in the atrium. This commemorates those soldiers who died in action. At noon there is a Veterans Day Ceremony featuring Colonel Eugene Blackwell from VFW Post 311 in Richton Park. This event is in the auditorium in the Conference Center. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Student Veterans Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 is the Women in Service panel from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The panel of speakers includes Maj. Lisa Patterson, team leader for the Gary Area Vet Center; Rochelle Krump, president of National Women Veterans Association; Renee Dickerson, readjustment counseling therapist, Chicago Heights Vet Center; and Lori Wilcox, Chicago Heights city clerk.

The Montford Point Marines Association will be available for a question and answer session on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 1:30  p.m. in The Heritage Community Bank Room in the Conference Center. The Montford Point Marine Association commemorates the first African Americans trained as Marines at Montford Point Camp, Camp Lejeune, New River, North Carolina in 1942.

The month long series of events ends on Wednesday, Nov. 27 with the retirement of the Missing Man Table at 4 p.m.

For more information regarding the veterans events at PSC, please visit prairiestate.edu and access the events calendar.

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