Veterans Day ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m.

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College invites the campus and community to attend its annual Veterans Day ceremonies either in person (between the Tanis and Osterlin buildings on NMC’s main campus) or virtually (via Zoom at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. The ceremony will include:

  • Welcome remarks by Kevin D'Alessandro, NMC Enrollment Services
  • Student veteran remarks by Brandon Williams, U.S. Navy veteran and current NMC student
  • Flag raising ceremony presented by the VFW, Post 2780 Honor Guard
    * Star Spangled Banner performed by the Traverse City Central Marching Band
    * Three Volleys/Taps and a rifle salute in honor of the fallen will be performed
  • Closing remarks by Doug Bishop, NMC Trustee

All remarks will be delivered from the flagpole area.

Serving those who have served is a year-round priority for NMC. About 5 percent of students are either veterans or active-duty military. NMC has many services specifically designed for veteran student success, including veteran-specific scholarships and opportunities to convert military service to academic credit. Find out more at

Release date: November 9, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.