UNION, Mo. - East Central College in Union invites community members to attend a flag raising ceremony in observance of Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11. The event will begin at 7:50 a.m. at the flag poles on the south side of Buescher Hall. A flag detail comprised of ECC students and staff who have served in the United States military will raise the flag during the singing of the National Anthem.
Capt. Aaron Scroggins, United States Marine Corps Reserve, an ECC employee, will announce a moment of remembrance for those who are currently deployed and the significance of the ceremony.
College President Jon Bauer will offer brief closing remarks. "It is fitting that we take an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by our veterans, and especially remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on the field of battle,” Bauer said. “Many of our students are veterans, and we are eager to work with them as they prepare for the academic and career paths that lie ahead.”