Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony

Quinebaug Valley Community College will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11 with a virtual ceremony, highlighting the addition and dedication of 18 new bricks to the Veterans Garden. The virtual ceremony will also include greetings from QVCC’s Dr. Rose R. Ellis and several local legislators.

Over 400 bricks already lie in QVCC’s Veterans Garden, which was built in 2010 with the goal of having a place where local veterans could be honored and remembered for their service. The new bricks added this year honor the following servicemen and servicewomen:

SPC5 Bruce Allen Waterman
US Army, Vietnam

SGT Paul A. LaJeunesse
US Army

Joseph Dziki
USMC, World War II

James L. Ayers
US Army, World War II

SP5 John W. Warner
US Army, Vietnam

George J. Thivierge
US Army, Korea

SPC5 VJ Ward
US Army, 1966-1968

Lester E. Day
US Army, World War II

SGT E. Spooner
Operation Freedom, 2012-2013

Dennis J. Matteau
US Army, Vietnam

Ray Porier
US Air Force AMISTCL, AF12501599

Darrell E. Stevens
US Navy, Vietnam, 1970

David A. Griffiths
USAF, THS, 1965-1970

George E. Marczac
US Coast Guard, Vietnam

ENCM John D. Lord
US Navy, Vietnam

Al Orlomoski
US Army, 1946-1949
11 AB, JAPAN

Steven F. Orlomoski
US Air Force, 1979-2013

Floyd R. Merriman
US Army, 75 INF, World War II

QVCC to Host Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony

Quinebaug Valley Community College will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11 with a virtual ceremony, highlighting the addition and dedication of 19 new bricks to the Veterans Garden. The virtual ceremony will also include greetings from QVCC’s Dr. Rose R. Ellis and several local legislators.

Messages from legislators include Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Mae Flexer, Congressman Joe Courtney, Representative Anne Dauphinais, and Representative Pat Boyd. The Presentation of Colors will be done by the American Legion of Putnam, CT and the musical selection will be performed by Linda Colangelo.

Over 400 bricks already lie in QVCC’s Veterans Garden, which was built in 2010 with the goal of having a place where local veterans could be honored and remembered for their service. The new bricks added this year honor the following servicemen and servicewomen:

James L. Ayers
US Army, World War II

Lester E. Day
US Army, World War II

Joseph Dziki
USMC, World War II

Roland J. Farfand
US Navy, WWII Seabees

David A. Griffiths
USAF, THS, 1965-1970

SGT Paul A. LaJeunesse
US Army

ENCM John D. Lord
US Navy, Vietnam

George E. Marczac
US Coast Guard, Vietnam

Dennis J. Matteau
US Army, Vietnam

Floyd R. Merriman
US Army, 75 INF, World War II

Al Orlomoski
US Army, 1946-1949
11 AB, JAPAN

Steven F. Orlomoski
US Air Force, 1979-2013

Ray Porier
US Air Force AMISTCL, AF12501599

SGT E. Spooner
Operation Freedom, 2012-2013

Darrell E. Stevens
US Navy, Vietnam, 1970

George J. Thivierge
US Army, Korea

SPC5 VJ Ward
US Army, 1966-1968

SP5 John W. Warner
US Army, Vietnam

SPC5 Bruce Allen Waterman
US Army, Vietnam

 

Veterans Day Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate veterans on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the QVCC Auditorium. Immediately following the ceremony will be the opening of the Veterans Connection Photo Exhibit in the SPIROL Art Gallery.

Bricks added to the Veterans Garden will be dedicated at the ceremony. Afterwards, guests are welcome to visit the Garden, located in the circle outside the main entrance.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE*
A community member who is extremely allergic to paint and solvent fumes will be attending the ceremony.If you have been exposed to paints and solvents and have not washed and changed your clothing or are carrying anything freshly painted within the past five days, please see the security guard in the atrium.

For more information, contact Annie Hill at 860-932-4114 or ahill@qvcc.edu.