Miami, Nov. 4, 2021 — Miami Dade College (MDC) will observe Veterans Day with community and educational activities that chronicle the sacrifices and accomplishments of the armed forces and veterans at each of its eight campuses. This year’s events include the inauguration of the Veterans Center at MDC Wolfson Campus on Monday, Nov. 8, lectures, presentations and Missing Person Table Displays, among other activities. All events are free and open to the public.
Originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I, Veterans Day became a national holiday in 1938. It pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served the country honorably during war or peacetime.
Below are some MDC Veterans Day events:
1780 W 49th St
Guest Speaker Lt. Col. Corey Gray (virtual)
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1 – 1:50 p.m.
Missing Person Table display in lobby area and veterans-themed media display in campus library. Hialeah Campus has also curated a list of online materials accessible to MDC students and staff.
500 College Terrace
Voter registration event and tribute to veteran students
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 12 – 1 p.m.
Students will be encouraged to register to vote while celebrating the service of student veterans and connecting them with campus wellness and support resources. A Missing Person Table will also be on display. Light refreshments will be served at the Student Life Patio.
11011 SW 104th St
Veterans Commemorative Ceremony and Resource Fair
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Honor Guard Presentation of the colors and guest speaker, United States Army Reserves Captain Danay Montes de Oca. The program will include a special recognition to veteran students who will be given a commemorative coin in honor of their service. In addition, veteran students will have the opportunity to connect with the Kendall Campus Veteran & Military Services department and other campus and community support groups during a resource fair. There will be a Missing Person Table on display representing the six branches of the United States Military.
950 NW 20th St
Interactive Jeopardy Game and Photo Display
Thursday, Nov. 11, 12-1 p.m.
Veteran faculty, staff and students will be honored in an interactive Jeopardy game. In addition, a photo poster of boot camp pictures of veterans will be on display in Room 1175.
11380 N.W. 27th Ave.
Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 8 – 10 a.m.
This activity will take place at 4000 Breezeway. Other commemorative events include a Veterans Presentation by the local chapter of Student Government Association (Nov. 8) and a Missing Person Table to be on display all month long at the North Campus Cafeteria, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Students are encouraged to stop by to view the display and obtain information on the significance of the day and how to support veterans.
627 SW 27th Ave
9/11 America Remembers
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.
Reflecting on the 20 years since the 9/11 attacks with Navy veteran and Padrón Campus Grant Project Manager, STEM Beyond, Dr. Rachelle Tañega. Events continue all month long with Missing Person Table and Purple Heart displays; Smithsonian Institutions’ “100 Faces of War” online exhibition; 9/11 Anniversary in the Schools Webinar, a presentation by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and the Write a Letter to a Service Man/Woman initiative; screenings of the film The Imitation Game (Nov. 9) and the Afghanistan War documentary Restrepo (Nov. 18) and an online presentation by Dr. Manolo Garcia that explores the various treatment approaches to PTSD and other trauma related conditions (Nov. 22).
3800 NW 115th Ave
Veterans Moment of Silence and Luncheon
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
The MIA/POW standard will be flown in the Bldg. 1 Rotunda with a Moment of Silence at 11 a.m. followed by the Student Government Association luncheon in honor of veterans in Room 1119. Missing Person Table will be on display Nov. 8 – 12 at the campus café.
300 N.E. Second Ave.
Veterans Center Opening
Monday, Nov. 8
Ribbon Cutting, 11 – 11:30 a.m., Room 1263
Main event, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wolfson Auditorium