College of the Desert (COD) Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will be holding its 5th Annual COD Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 7 at 12:30 p.m. It will be in the amphitheater between the Cravens Student Services Center and the Communication Buildings. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The presentation will include the History of Veterans Day and each of the Armed Forces. Service flags of the 5 branches of Service will be on display to honor those who have served in the military.
Participating in the ceremony will be Associate Professor of History Dr. C. Douglas Kroll. He is a U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduate and former Coast Guard officer with a Ph.D. in history. Kroll is the author of "Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf: First Commandant of the Coast Guard", and "A Coastguardsman's History of the Coast Guard", among other publications. He is a faculty advisor to COD's Student Veterans Organization along with Antoine Clerc, adjunct faculty of political science at the college.
COD has approximately 200 Veterans attending and receiving the VA’s GI Bill benefits plus many more Veterans of all ages from their 20’s to their 60’s.
The BIGHORN Golf Charities Veterans Resource Center was opened in August 2012 as a place for COD’s Student Veterans to obtain information, study, have access to computers & a printer, and a place to meet their fellow Veterans and have a feeling of camaraderie.
COD’s Student Veterans Organization is a proud Chapter of the national Student Veterans of American Organization. COD’s SVO meetings are held in the BIGHORN Golf Club Charities Veterans Resource Center.
For more information please call, Ms. Donni Prince, Veterans Resource Specialist, at 760.773.2536.