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College of the Desert to Honor Veterans on Nov. 9


PALM DESERT, CACollege of the Desert’s (COD) Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host its ninth annual COD Veterans Day Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. 

The public is welcome to attend the free event in the COD amphitheater – located just beyond the college’s main entrance between the Cravens Student Services Center and the Communication building.

The presentation will include the History of Veterans Day and each of the Armed Forces. Service flags of the five branches of service will be on display to honor those who have served in the military.

Participating in the ceremony will be Tony Clerc, the college’s Student Veterans Organization Co-Advisor and Director of TRiO Veterans Services. Clerc is an alumnus of College of the Desert. In 2008, he returned home to share what he had learned during his military service, at college and teaching abroad.

College of the Desert has about 400 veterans, military reservists, National Guard and veterans’ dependents whose ages range from their early 20s to 60 and beyond.

The BIGHORN Golf Charities Veterans Resource Center opened in August 2012 for the college’s student veterans to obtain information, study, access computers and a printer, and to meet their fellow veterans and have a feeling of camaraderie. 

College of the Desert’s Student Veterans Organization is a proud Chapter of the national Student Veterans of American Organization. The college’s SVO meetings are held in the BIGHORN Golf Club Charities Veterans Resource Center.