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

Steven F. Orlomoski
US Air Force, 1979-2013

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