Two local colleges will host ceremonies this week to honor the nation’s service men and women.
OCC’s program, “Honoring Their Service and Sacrifice,” will feature a flag-raising ceremony, a panel discussion and guest speakers Charles A. Macias, the co-author of “Operation Legacy” and Joshua Stone, an OCC student and U.S. Army veteran.
The tribute begins at noon in the quad with the panel discussion immediately afterward in Student Center on campus, 2701 Fairview Road. Parking is free in Lot B.
Vanguard’s Veterans Day program will feature guest speaker Chris Kupitz, a student and veteran whose served two tours in Iraq. Vanguard will also honor the Orange County Freedom Committee.
The ceremony is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Veterans Courtyard of Honor on campus, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. [Click here to view a campus map of Vanguard University]