Quantcast

PCC honors veterans during morning ceremony - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

PCC honors veterans during morning ceremony

Posted: Updated:
WINTERVILLE, N.C. - Employees, students and supporters at Pitt Community College took time to honor and remember veterans during a morning breakfast ceremony.

The college's "Veteran's Salute" event included a free breakfast to military veterans and their families followed by a ceremony recognizing their service.

Bronze Star recipient Sergeant Major Mario Fields of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point was the keynote speaker.  Fields highlighted the true definition of what he called a "legacy of freedom" passed down by America's veterans.

PCC Veterans Affairs Coordinator, Sonji Rowsom, says it's the college's way of saying, "We're here for you."

"Each year we try to add a little bit to it just to show our appreciation to them.  It's a school and, of course, they come here to get their education but we want them to understand that, you know, we appreciate, again, what they've done for us and that we're here if they need us," said Sonji Rowsom, PCC Veterans Affairs Coordinator.

The National GI Jobs magazine rates Pitt Community College one of the best military-friendly college or university in the country in terms of the number active-duty military personnel and veterans, a quality education, value and welcoming attitude.
 
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops

    Fighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:24:47 GMT
    A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.
    Nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of a town neighboring the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, a Ukrainian official said Wednesday, as the government battled to gain control of a major railroad and...
  • Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

    Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:17:02 GMT
    An Iraqi lawmaker says residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to the military to help end the siege.
    Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as...
  • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

    Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:16:50 GMT
    Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.
    Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

    Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:24:59 GMT
    Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark...
    Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in...
  • Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:25:00 GMT
    A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.
    A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the...
  • Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:04:45 GMT
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.