Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Veteran Support

    Last week, a couple of members of the Transfer Admissions Team and I attended a Welcome Home ceremony held at Cape Fear Community College. The college, in conjunction with a local chapter of the Rolling Thunder Organization and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted a book drive for hospitalized veterans.

Guests of honor at the ceremony were US Marine Corps veteran SSgt David Nilson and his service dog, Sonny.  Sonny is a Labrador retriever that is specially trained to detect improvised explosive devices. He recently retired and was reunited with Nilson. 

David Nilson and Sonny in Afghanistan

It has been over a year since I left the military, sometimes I think we forget that our service is greatly appreciated. It does matter to the people of our community that we gave up our time for this country, and they recognize that. It was really great to see the community of Wilmington come together in support and recognition of our veterans.

-Patty Martinez, USMC
Office of Admissions VA Work Study



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