Cecil College Honors Veterans with Heartfelt Memorial Day Ceremony

Cecil College Memorial "Static Flag Display"Submitted Image

NORTH EAST, MDCecil College’s Student Veterans Club hosted a moving Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony on Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21. The event took place in the Quad at the North East Campus, located at One Seahawk Drive.

Over the two days, faculty, staff, students, community members, and local veterans gathered to honor those who served. Attendees placed flags in memory of veterans, creating a powerful tribute. At noon on May 21, the solemn notes of TAPS echoed through the Quad, honoring all those killed in action or missing in action.

The Quad was adorned with flags representing various branches of the U.S. military. Visitors could plant smaller American flags within the grass section, providing a space for reflection and remembrance. Seating was available for attendees to sit and reminisce. This “Static Flag Display” will remain on exhibit through Memorial Day.

In conjunction with the ceremony, the Student Veterans Club organized a Memorial Day Contest. Community members submitted photography, videos, and writings answering the prompt, “What does Memorial Day mean to me?” Judges selected Gavin Roger’s essay and Ashley Kifer’s drawing as the winning entries. Both winners are students from Bohemia Manor High School and attended the week’s events.

Cecil College’s Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony demonstrated a deep respect and appreciation for the sacrifices made by veterans. The event fostered a sense of community and ensured that the memories of those who served are honored and remembered.

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