HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Holyoke Community College (HCC) hosted it’s annual Veterans Day celebration Wednesday, organized by student groups to honor those who served.

The ceremony was put on by the Civilian and Military Organization Student Club and Student Engagement. It featured a presentation of colors by the Springfield Central High School Junior ROTC and a narrated Table of Honor Ceremony for those Missing in Action and taken as Prisoners of War.

HCC student and National Guardsman Justis Connor provided remarks on the meaning of Veterans Day, “Now we have students engaging in real life events that will make their way into their curriculum. It brings the community together with the service members and really provides that bond and show who we are and why we do things.”

Veterans Day is celebrated every year of November 11th, nationwide.

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