SCF, Manatee-Sarasota to Honor Veterans Week of November 6

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 2, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will celebrate its student veterans with a bevy of activities, giveaways, speakers and tributes in Bradenton and Venice during Veterans Week, Nov. 6-9.

Veterans certainly won’t go hungry as SCF kicks off the week-long recognition of service members with coffee, donuts and cookies Monday morning and continues the week with free lunch and an ice cream social. Students from SCF’s Collegiate School will help recognize military personnel and veterans at 11 a.m. on Monday as they present a program on what Veterans Day means to them in Building 60, Room 102, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. The Venice Young Marines from Venice Middle School will speak about the history of Veterans Day and present a color guard at 11 a.m. Monday at the Performance Pavilion, SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.  

All SCF enrolled military members and veteran students will be presented with gifts of appreciation throughout the week. Student veterans who are not already affiliated with SCF Veteran Services should be prepared to show a military ID, a DD214 or a driver’s license with a “V” identifier.

SCF will welcome veterans’ service organizations on the campuses, including Veterans Administration Health Benefits representatives, Goodwill Manasota, Vocational Rehabilitation, the Army National Guard, SCF Career Resource Center and Sarasota Vet Center. Venice students, staff and faculty are encouraged to wear red on Tuesday in honor of military personnel who are deployed. Bradenton students, staff and faculty are encouraged to wear red Wednesday. Service members are encouraged to bring patches for the patch board in Veteran Services.

On Thursday, Bryan Jacobs, Manatee County Veteran of the Year, will host an open forum discussion about his military service from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Building 800, Selby Room, SCF Venice. Ice cream will be served to those in attendance. SCF Bradenton will host an ice cream social and panel discussion featuring SCF and community veterans from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Building 60, Room 102.

For more information, contact Lisa Goss, SCF Bradenton veterans benefits advisor, at or 941-752-5075 or William Graydon, SCF Venice veterans benefits advisor, at or 941-408-1446.

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