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Supporting and Honoring Our Veterans

November, 2018
  • Veterans Day Parade
    QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja (center) joined QCC veterans and their families at the annual Worcester Veterans Day Parade.
  • Army Specialist Manny Antwi represented Veteran Affairs at the Military Gala held at Vets Inc. in Worcester.
    Army Specialist Manny Antwi represented Veteran Affairs at the Military Gala held at Vets Inc. in Worcester. Mr. Antwi is also the QCC Veterans Club president.
  • Mark Blease helps serve breakfast to QCC veterans.
    Mark Blease helps serve breakfast to QCC veterans.
  • QCC student veteran Desiree Vinson helps serve lunch to veterans.
    QCC student veteran Desiree Vinson helps serve lunch to veterans.

On the day of November 11, 1919, the 28th U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed an Armistice Day (today known as Veterans Day) to honor all American veterans who have served in the military of the United States. This year Veterans Day held an added significance as it was the centennial commemoration of the ending of World War I. QCC veterans, their families and friends proudly marched in Worcester’s annual Veterans Day Parade, with QCC’s President, Dr. Luis Pedraja also taking part in the occasion. QCC Veteran Affairs also honored the college’s veterans during the week preceding Veterans Day by providing both breakfast and lunch each day.

Until December 10, the Veteran Affairs office will be collecting donations in order to send holiday care packages, cards and letters to service men and women currently deployed in Afghanistan and local veteran hospitals.  Requested donations include:

  • Cards
  • Candy
  • Magazines
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Eye Drops
  • Lip Balm
  • Body Lotions
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Sticky Pads
  • Beef Jerky
  • Pens

Donations can be dropped off in the Veteran Affairs Office, Room 258A or at the security desk in the HealthCare and Workforce Development Center, 25 Federal Street, Worcester.

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