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Commemoration ceremony among Columbus State Veterans Week events

Update | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Columbus State will salute staff and student veterans at its eighth annual commemoration ceremony to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The event will include the singing of the National Anthem and appreciation remarks.

Sean McCarthy, assistant director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, will provide keynote remarks. McCarthy was appointed as the assistant director this year. Previously, he served as the chief legal counsel for the agency from 2015-2019. McCarthy served as an assistant prosecutor for Franklin County and was a judge for both the Franklin County Common Pleas and Municipal courts.

McCarthy volunteered for military duty after September 11, 2001, and was commissioned in the Ohio Army National Guard. He was deployed to Afghanistan with the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.  

More than 900 military veterans take classes at Columbus State each semester. A three-person Military and Veterans Affairs Department assists veterans enrolled at the college.

Because Columbus State is closed on the official Veterans Day holiday, the half-hour commemoration ceremony will take place at noon on Wednesday, November 6 in front of Franklin Hall. (Rain location: Franklin Hall 110.)

Other Veterans Week events include:

·         Veterans Luncheon, Tuesday, November 5 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Eibling Hall 005

·         Veterans Resource Fair, Thursday, November 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Nestor Hall

·         Veterans Day Parade, Friday, November 8. Parade forms at 10 a.m. at Nationwide Blvd.

·         Suicide prevention training, Friday, November 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Nestor Hall 315


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