Veterans Day, proclaimed by President Eisenhower in 1954, historically includes parades, memorial ceremonies and feature speakers honoring all veterans annually on November 11.
North Iowa Area Community College recognizes and honors military veterans, including our very own employees and students.
Tomorrow, November 11 from 2:30 – 4:30, NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute is hosting a free public Veterans Day Presentation titled The Spanish American War. The objective of the presentation is to honor the service and sacrifice of all of our veterans on this Veterans Day and to educate the public regarding this important historical event.
Presenter, Bennet Smith, will discuss the dramatic consequences of the Spanish-American War and the future course of the ‘great powers’ in the twentieth century, which gave rise to the legend of Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders.
Honoring United States veterans continues into next week as well. Dennis Marsh presents Overseas United States Military Cemeteries on Tuesday, November 15 from 2 – 3:00 p.m. Marsh who has visited many overseas cemeteries will share historical information about the more than 520,000 American soldiers lost their lives in Europe and the Pacific area during World War I and II.
The presentations are free and will take place in the forum on the second floor of the Beem Center at North Iowa Area Community College. No Lifelong Learning Membership or registration required – just join us!
Lifelong Learning Memberships are available for next semester – get yours today!