11/12/2012 5:16 PM
by Heidi Moore
New River Community and Technical College also honors their veterans today at all of their five campuses. The ceremony was held to honor the veterans among students, faculty and staff and kicked off with the raising of our American flag. One student and One faculty member gave speeches at the Beckley campus, sharing their experiences as they fought for our freedom. New River feels that their veterans are an important part of their community.
"It's vitally important that all colleges and universities welcome veterans to their campuses and its part of what we want to do today, to make sure that we are the kind of college that welcomes veterans and provides the kind of services that they need" Said Allen Withers, Vice President of Student Services.
The ceremony ended with a reception and about 50 people turned out to honor the vets.