November 06, 2013
Northampton Community College (NCC) will honor our nation's military heroes with events on November 11 through the 14th. Events are open to the public free of charge and include:
November 11, Monroe Campus
United States Marine Corps 238th Birthday Celebration and Cake-Cutting Ceremony, 11 a.m.
Sgt. Wilson will speak about life in the Army, 1 p.m.
Movie: Soldier's Heart, 2:30 p.m.
All events will be held in the Community Room.
November 12, Main Campus
A Tribute to the Troops will be held in the David A. Reed Community Room, College Center 220. Speakers include Congressman Charles Dent, 11:30 a.m.
November 13, Clymer Library Building
Dr. Brian Alnutt, NCC professor of history, will present "Returning Union Veterans of the Civil War," at 10:15 a.m. at the Clymer Library, 115 Firehouse Road, Pocono Pines.
November 14, Main Campus
A panel discussion, "The Experience of Student Veterans," will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Room 146 of College Center.
Veterans of wars from the 1940s to the present will share their stories and reflections at 7 p.m. in Lipkin Theatre.
Many of these events are part of the year-round NCC exploration ""Off to War & Coming Home: Historical Perspectives on Military Veterans During and After Their Service."
Exploration of this theme is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, matched by generous donors. Community partners include the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Eastern Monroe Public Library, Bethlehem Area School District, Stroudsburg Area School District, Historic Bethlehem Partnership, and Monroe County Historical Society.
For more information call 610-861-5300.
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