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Tri-C hosts Veterans Day Observance, Nov. 9
La Prensa - 11/22/2018
PARMA: Cuyahoga Community College (TriC®) will honor the courageous men and women who served in the nation's military during a Veterans Day observance at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at Western Campus. The remembrance will take place at the Veterans Memorial Garden and Galleria.
"Military service embodies a willingness to sacrifice for the good of others," said Rick DeChant, executive director of the College's Veterans Initiative. "On Veterans Day, we remember that the peace we enjoy is because of those who served."
The program will include a presentation by Tri-C'sJames Banks - director of the Crile Archive Center for History Education at Western Campus - on "World War I, George Crile and the Founding of the Cleveland Clinic.
The archives serve as a repository of materials about Crile, a Cleveland surgeon who led a Northeast Ohio medical team that treated wounded soldiers in France during World War I. Crile later helped found the Cleveland Clinic.
Tri-C created the archives to preserve and present artifacts that document the experiences of veterans on the battlefield and at home. It focuses on the health and healing of veterans.
Western Campus is located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma. Free parking is available. For more information visit www.tric.edu/veterans.