My oldest brother survived a Prisoner of War camp in Vietnam only to die five years ago of lung cancer caused by Agent Orange. To say I have a soft spot in my heart for military veterans would be something of an understatement.
That’s why I will be there on Wednesday, Nov. 11, when Macomb again pays tribute to students and staff who are serving or have served in the U.S. Military, joining the rest of the country in the annual observance of Veterans Day.
Ceremonies will be held in the Student and Community Center on South Campus and in the Lorenzo Cultural Center on Center Campus, noon to 12:30 p.m. Veterans will be honored by the presentation of colors, guest speakers and a salute to all branches of the service. A free viewing of the film American Sniper will follow.
And when they play Anchors Aweigh, the U.S. Navy anthem, I will be thinking about my brother, who served in the Seabees. Do you have someone you will be remembering on Nov. 11?