Hartnell Celebrates and Recognizes our Veterans

Publish Date: 
Nov 5, 2014

SALINAS, Calif. - On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the Hartnell Veterans Services Center, the Office of Student Life, and the Veterans Club will host the Second Annual Veterans Day Event with a morning workout followed by a ceremony at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.  This is a day to celebrate and recognize our veterans and their families.

“As the proud son of a World War II veteran, I will never miss an opportunity to thank the brave men and women of our military,” shared Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen.  “As a result of their contributions and sacrifices we get to enjoy freedom and the liberty to pursue our own interests, hopes, and dreams.”

The day’s events will start at 11:00 a.m. in the quad area in front of the Student Center with Work Out of the Day (WOD) for Armistice by HyperActive Crossfit of Salinas, followed by a Veterans Day Ceremony.  The program will go as follows:

Ceremony at 1:00 p.m. Steinbeck Hall

Professor Peter Calvert


Dr. Willard Lewallen


Benjamin Kroskey

Marine Corps Veteran and Veterans Club President

Ryan Sparks

National Guard, Army veteran, and Veterans Club member

Video presentation

What does Veterans Day means to us?

“We are blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on the earth and that blessing has come because the men and women of our military protect our way of life. Let freedom ring!” added Dr. Lewallen.

Refreshments and dessert will be served after the ceremony at the Hartnell Veterans Center to celebrate its second year anniversary.  For further information please call 831-755-6909.

Hartnell Community College District
The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.           -30-