Deptford Twp. – Rowan College at Gloucester County's (RCGC) Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host their annual Veterans Day celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.
The ceremony will take place in the College Center mezzanine, opening with the Camden County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums and an invocation by Reverend Thomas Volpe, chaplain. Monroe Township Councilman Cody Miller will sing the national anthem and lead the Pledge of Allegiance before turning the ceremony over to Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholder Director Robert Damminger to serve as the master of ceremonies. Vietnam veteran and RCGC Counseling Advisor Dr. Walter Gholson will provide opening remarks.
Ceremony guest speakers include Korean War veterans Capt. A.T. Jackson, retired Army; Staff Sgt. Stanley Levin, Army; and Carl Letizia, Navy Corpsman. New Jersey State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Gloucester County Freeholder Deputy Director/Veterans Affairs Liaison Giuseppe "Joe" Chila will also address the audience.
RCGC President Frederick Keating will accept the "Military Friendly School" award on behalf of the College from SVO Advisor Kathleen Leader. This is the seventh consecutive year that RCGC has been named a military-friendly school by
G.I. Jobs magazine. In addition, 19 RCGC faculty and staff members who have served in the military will be recognized.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.