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PCC honors veterans during morning ceremony

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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.
 
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