Veterans’ Day Events at the VSC

07 Nov 2016

The Vermont State Colleges are proud to honor our nation’s veterans over the Veteran’s Day holiday. We invite community members to join us in thanking veterans for their service and remembering the sacrifices they have made on behalf of our nation.

Veteran’s Day Events at the Vermont State Colleges:

Castleton University will host a commemorative ceremony in honor of Veteran’s Day on Friday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Flag Pole in front of Woodruff Hall. The University will commemorate Veteran’s Day with the presentation of colors at the flagpole, followed by remarks by guest speaker Castleton Professor of English Burnham Holmes. All veterans are invited to enjoy a free lunch in Huden Dining Hall following the ceremony. Information: or (802) 468-1231.

Community College of Vermont — CCV-Winooski is hosting a forum titled “Conflict in the Middle East: A Conversation with Two Vermont Veterans of the Gulf and Iraq Wars” in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Gulf War. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 in the Janice Couture Room, CCV-Winooski, 1 Abenaki Way. Information: or 802 654-0521.

Johnson State College
• JSC is inviting military veterans in the community and their families to the annual Veterans’ Day dinner at Johnson State College 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. With the theme, “You served us, now let us serve you,” the free event, at Stearns Dining Hall, will feature live music, a cash bar, a ceremony to honor veterans and a keynote talk by JSC professor Bob Warren, who has taught the class To War and Back.

• Johnson is hosting a public screening of the award-winning film “The Welcome,” which chronicles a five-day healing retreat for veterans and their families, in 207 Bentley Hall at the College from 7-9 p.m. on November 14.

• Acclaimed journalist, filmmaker and New York Times best-selling author Sebastian Junger will speak from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. The talk, $10 for the general public and free for military veterans and JSC students, faculty and staff, will be at Dibden Center for the Arts. Tickets: 802-635-1476 or

Lyndon State College invites the public to its Veterans Day and Wall of Honor ceremony at the Lyndon State College Veterans Park on November 11 at 11:00AM. Reading of the names of veterans on the memorial wall will occur during the ceremony. Lyndon State College Student Veterans Club invites all area veterans to join them at 6:00 p.m. on November 11 at the Elks Lodge in St Johnsbury where a free dinner will be provided to all veterans at 6:00 pm. Information:, (802) 626-6208.

Vermont Technical College is hosting two Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheons. The first is November 8th at the Williston campus and the second is November 11th at the Randolph campus. Veterans enrolled at the college are invited to attend a free lunch with faculty, staff and administration so that the College can thank them for their service to our country, both past and present. The Randolph campus Veterans’ Lounge is also hosting and open house from 9am-3pm with refreshments, raffle prizes and the opportunity to name this new veterans’ space. Information: or (802) 728-1607.