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Honoring Our Veterans

November, 2019
  • QCC student veterans and their families march in the Worcester Veterans Day Parade.
    QCC student veterans and their families march in the Worcester Veterans Day Parade
  • QCC student veterans attend the Veterans Inc. breakfast.
    QCC student veterans attend the Veterans Inc. breakfast.
  • American flags line the roadway way leading up to the Administration Building on QCC's main campus.
    American flags line the roadway way leading up to the Administration Building on QCC's main campus
  • Director of Veteran Affairs Paula Ogen with Guest Speaker Sarah McNary
    Director of Veteran Affairs Paula Ogen with Guest Speaker Sarah McNary who spoke about the potential impact of veterans in academia on a Q & A held on Nov.12.

Each year on Veterans Day QCC veterans and active duty military personnel and their families get together to take part in Worcester’s annual Veterans Day parade. Once again our students did not disappoint and a large group of our veterans and active duty service personnel participated in the parade. Additionally, through the support of the Veteran Affairs Office and QCC Vets Club, a free veteran’s breakfast was held at Veterans Inc. prior to the start of the parade. A particularly touching tribute in honor of Veterans Day was the lining of the roadway with American flags leading up to the College’s main campus.

Other ongoing veteran-centric initiatives include: “Operation: Care Package,” which is running until December 3. The Veterans Club is gathering items to send to currently deployed service members to make their holidays a bit brighter.  Accepted items include:

  • Cards/Letters
  • Snack nuts
  • Candy
  • Gum/Mints
  • Beef Jerky
  • Popcorn
  • Deodorant
  • Stamps
  • Phone Cards
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Hot Chocolate Packets
  • Hair Ties
  • Toothpaste
  • Socks
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Lotion
  • Fuzzy socks

Drop off boxes are located in 258A, and at the main desk of QCC’s Healthcare and Workforce Development Center, 25 Federal Street, Worcester

For more information contact QCC Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden, at pogden [at] qcc.mass.edu.

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