Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is hosting several events in the community to honor veterans. Details below and attached.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact PPCC’s Military and Veterans Programs at 719.502.4100
This year is especially important for us as a community to honor veterans as this is the 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice Day. As you know, there are no more living WWI veterans to tell their stories so it becomes even more important for us as a community who value the military to ensure that we remember.
At PPCC, we are really trying to provide the Pikes Peak region with a series of events and opportunities from November 5th to the 12th to highlight veterans and their family’s service to our country. Simple things like having a photo memorial in which anyone in the college and community can post of photo of a family member who served. We already have a number of photos from all eras in our modern history with at least one going back to the civil war. Other passive events include the spotlighting of women in Colorado by having a portrait and audio exhibit of women who served and also a film about an amazing story of two WWII POW veterans.
We also have more involved events in which students and the local public can participate in; events like our combat paper workshops, artist talks and receptions. We are culminating our celebration by having a morning full of events on Veterans Day itself.