Three Rivers College Honors Veterans

Nov 11, 2014

POPLAR BLUFF – Three Rivers College is honoring U.S. Veterans this week with a full slate of activities.

On Tuesday, a Veterans Day Ceremony was held at 10 a.m. at the campus’ flagpole, with Army/Air Force appreciation Day to follow on Wednesday at noon at the Bess Student Center. Face Painting activities will be part of the fun.

Thursday is designated as Navy/Coast Guard Appreciation Day. The week ends with Friday’s R.E.D. Day to remember all deployed troops by wearing red shirts. A “Rock Your Red” bowling party will take place at Bluff Lanes, 6 to 9 p.m., for anyone wearing red that has a college ID.

Jonathan Atwood, Coordinator of Media Services for Three Rivers, said that the college is especially interested in honoring veterans because of the number of veterans in the community and on campus.

“These people have already given so much to our nation and community through their service,” said Atwood. “And we realize it can be quite difficult to return to school, because of the maze of paperwork they encounter, and because of how difficult it can be to transition back into civilian life. Our student veterans are incredibly special, and very important to us. They were well worth celebrating.”

Events were also held earlier in the week. Satruday night a USO Canteen was held at the Tinnin Center, and on Monday, a birthday cake cutting was held in observance of the Marine Corps’ birthday.