DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(111119A)-FLAG RAISING CEREMONY AT OC TO HONOR VETERANS

ODESSA, TEXAS/NOVEMBER 11, 2019-ODESSA COLLEGE HELD AN APPRECIATION AND FLAG RAISING CEREMONY TO HONOR VETERANS THAT ARE EMPLOYED AT OC, AS WELL AS VETERANS THAT ARE ATTENDING ODESSA COLLEGE. (GLORIA RANGEL-VETERANS AFFAIRS COORDINATOR-ODESSA COLLEGE) “WE REALLY WANT TO AH REMIND THOSE VETERANS THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN FOR THEIR SERVICE. ITS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE APPRECIATE THEM NOT JUST TODAY, BUT EVERYDAY.” THIS IS THE 10TH YEAR THAT ODESSA COLLEGE HAS HELD THE FLAG RAISING CEREMONY IN THE EARLY HOURS TO BRING THE ENTIRE CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY TOGETHER. (GLORIA RANGEL-VETERANS AFFAIRS COORDINATOR-ODESSA COLLEGE) “TIPICALLY, THE AGE OF OUR VETERANS STUDENT POPULATION IS AH, ABOUT EARLY 20’S ON UP, UHM, BUT THEY’RE USUALLY IN THEIR 20’S.” ODESSA COLLEGE HAS VARIOUS PROGRAMS AND COUNSELING SERVICES FOR VETERANS. (GLORIA RANGEL-VETERANS AFFAIRS COORDINATOR-ODESSA COLLEGE) “SOME OF THE SERVICES THAT WE OFFER HERE AT ODESSA COLLEGE IS AH BENEFITS. USING HAZEL BENEFITS, GI BILL BENEFITS. WE ALSO HAVE A VETERANS CENTER HERE ON OUR CAMPUS, AND THATS A STUDY AND A LOUNGE ROOM FOR OUR STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, SO THEY CAN FEEL APPRECIATED, AND ALSO KNOW THAT THERE’S A PLACE HERE FOR THEM ON OUR CAMPUS, AND THAT WE’RE THINKING OF THEM.” FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera