Veterans Day ceremonies

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College invites the campus and community to attend its annual Veterans Day ceremonies beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The ceremony will include:

  • 8-9: a.m.- Free breakfast for NMC veterans in the Nelson Innovation Center
  • 9:05- Faculty, staff, students and community members line sidewalks between Innovation Center and Tanis building for Walk of Honor
  • 9:10 - Veterans Walk of Honor to flagpoles
  • Welcome remarks
  • 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
  • Remarks & closing comments from Major General Michael Lehnert, USMC (ret.).

The three-volley salute will commence shortly after the flag is raised, between 9 and 10 a.m. The Three-Volley Salute, accompanied by the playing of Taps, is performed in honor of veterans/soldiers who are no longer with us. This is an important ceremony for veterans as they honor all those who came before them, served alongside them, and gave their lives in the line of duty. These are blank rounds (gun powder in a copper casing) with no actual bullet being fired.

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 7, 2022

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.