Muskegon Community College annually collaborates with area military veteran organizations in the planning of a Veterans Day afternoon ceremony on campus. The event commemorates the contributions and sacrifices made by local veterans in service to our nation. The community also holds a morning ceremony at the Causeway Veterans Memorial Park. For more information, call the MCC Student Life Office at (231) 777-0216.
2018 Veterans Ceremonies in Muskegon
Muskegon area residents will have two opportunities to commemorate America’s armed forces contributions – one a Veterans Salute on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Muskegon Community College, and the other a ceremony on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, at Causeway Veterans Memorial Park.
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the MCC Student Life Office at (231) 777-0216.
Muskegon Community College
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.
Because Veterans Day falls on a weekend this year, a Veterans Salute will take place midweek at Muskegon Community College on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. by the flagpole located near the main building entrance.
MCC student veterans will raise the flag and post the colors. Flo Predko will sing The Star Spangled Banner. U.S. Army veteran Jerry Conrad, an MCC adjunct instructor and local businessman, will serve as the emcee and will lead the pledge of allegiance. Nancy Frye, a U.S. Air Force veteran and the MCC Board of Trustees secretary, will deliver the invocation.
MCC President Dr. Dale K. Nesbary will welcome those in attendance. Christopher Bode, the MCC Student Veterans Organization president and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served three tours in Iraq, will provide remarks.
Following a moment of silence, the American Legion Post #9 of Muskegon will deliver a 21-gun salute and, after “Taps” is played by MCC music faculty member Daniel M. Meyers, will retire the colors. The ceremony will close with a Benediction by Nancy Frye.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Causeway Veterans Memorial Park
Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.
A Veterans Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Causeway Veterans Memorial Park.
The guest speaker will be Muskegon County Commissioner Robert Scolnik. The posting of the colors and a 21-gun rifle salute will be conducted by American Legion Post #9, the Marine Corps League Muskegon Detachment #703, and County Council members. Music will be provided by the Reeths-Puffer Middle School band. The Colonial Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution will lay wreaths.
View a video of the 2017 Veterans Salute ceremonies at MCC: