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Island University Celebrates Military Service at Veterans Day Celebration

November 13, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi honored those who have served, and continue to serve in the U.S. military during the University’s annual Veterans Day Observance on November 11, in the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Plaza.

“Approximately 10 percent of our student body is either a veteran or the dependent of veterans,” said Dr. Don Albrecht, Vice President for Student Engagement and Success. “This celebration recognizes those individuals here on campus and everyone who has served in the military.”

The program included the Posting of Colors and an exhibition sequence by the Islander Battalion. “The National Anthem,” “Salute to the Troops” and “Taps” were performed by A&M-CC student musicians. Guest speakers included LTC Curtis Johnson, Military Science Professor, and Christina Brooks, Student Veterans Organization President.

Frances Maldonado, a Cadet Staff Sergeant in Islander Battalion, participated in the day’s events.

“This campus has a lot of veterans, and it’s a great honor to be able to present for them on a day like today,” said Maldonado, a biomedical sciences major. “And it’s not just today that they receive support. We see this kind of support every day, which is what makes TAMU-CC such a great university.”

To see a full album of photos from the Veterans Day Celebration, click here.