The event is being organized by the college’s Student Services Office and Veterans Student Organization. It will include a 21-gun salute, a medley of military songs, speeches and the wall dedication.
The ceremony will start at the main entrance flagpole with a flag raising and subsequent lowering to half-mast, while MCC music faculty member Dan Meyers plays “Taps.” The Muskegon High School Reserve Officers Training Corps will serve as honor guard. A seven-member firing squad from the 180th Medium Truck Company stationed in Muskegon will provide a 21-gun salute to honor America’s fallen heroes.
Participants will then make the short walk to Collegiate Hall inside the MCC building, where The College Singers — a 27-member choir comprised of MCC students hailing from high schools across a three-county region — will sing the national anthem.
MCC President Dale Nesbary will offer welcoming remarks, followed by MCC Board of Trustees member and military veteran Nancy Frye. MCC student Jack Langlois, a veteran of both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars; and Nancy Maycroft, a veteran and a parent of enlisted soldiers, will also speak at the event.
The ceremony will move next door to the main entrance stairway, where the MCC Veterans Memorial Wall will be permanently located. Tim Brandt, president of the MCC Veteran Student Organization, will address the crowd. Brandt designed and built the wall.
John Selmon, vice president of student services at MCC, will provide the closing remarks.
Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
For more information, call Selmon at 231-777-0266.