Ozarks Technical Community College will observe Veterans Day at its Springfield, Richwood Valley and Waynesville locations on Nov. 11.
“We have more than 1,000 veterans in our student body and several who work for the college,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College. “We want to thank them, and all veterans, for their service to our country.”
· OTC Springfield Campus. 11 a.m. in the Jared Atrium in the Information Commons Building.
The ceremony will include a presentation of the colors by the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, a performance by the OTC Concert Choir, a speech by Retired Army Colonel and local attorney David Appleby, and “Taps” performed by OTC Music Instructor Philip Forrester. OTC Trustee J. Howard Fisk, a Navy veteran and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, will introduce Col. (Ret.) Appleby.
· OTC Richwood Valley Campus. 9:45 a.m. in the atrium.
A horn ensemble will perform patriotic songs, Richwood Valley President Dr. Jeff Jochems will speak and refreshments will be served.
OTC Waynesville Center. 9 a.m. in the atrium.
The Tabernacle Christian Academy trio will perform patriotic songs, local teenager Caleb Ball, who won an essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will speak along with OTC Veterans Student Services Representative Dennis Peters. The Waynesville Center has been selling $1 decals with all proceeds benefitting veterans. OTC Waynesville will present checks to The Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans and the OTC Joseph Peters Scholarship Fund.