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CLC observes veteran events this fall

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Aug 24, 2021

This fall, Veteran Student Services at College of Lake County (CLC) has three big events scheduled on campus for remembrance and celebration.

On Friday, Sep. 10, CLC will remember the events of 9/11 on the 20th anniversary. A new webinar from the 9/11 Memorial Museum will be streamed. There will also be a poster series created by the museum on display.

Those with memories of the day will have an opportunity to share stories, and there will be a display representing and helping depict how many lives were lost. A station will be set up with information on victims from Illinois as well as memorials in Illinois.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kara Cunny, Military-Affiliated Student Outreach and Programs Coordinator, says that the event will help bring two groups together with different memories and thoughts of the day.

“When you think of the CLC community, there are a number of us who have vivid memories of life before and after,” Cunny said. “Then we have our traditional age college students, who to them, it’s history.”

November is host to the two other celebrations, the first of which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Friday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. Open to the public, former guard David Dieringer will share stories and photos from his experience in the mid-70's and talk about the significance of the Tomb.

“So many go visit the tomb in Washington D.C., but not many really understand what it represents and the history,” Cunny said.

On Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, also the day of the Women’s basketball season opener against Harper College, a family friendly tailgate event called Veterans Day Basketball Extravaganza will be held prior to the game. A variety of activities will be available for people of all ages to participate in, including cornhole, knockout, raffles and giveaways. In between games, CLC military will be recognized.

These events are free and open to the community.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.