SCC to Host Community Veterans Week Celebration

Flagpole ceremony and student theater performance to be part of events

October 17, 2011

St. Charles Community College will celebrate Veterans Day with a series of events planned Nov. 7-13, in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building on SCC’s campus in Cottleville.

2011 Veterans Salute
Beginning the festivities, a moment of silence and a flagpole ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in SCC’s Campus Plaza, outside the Learning Resource Center.

The ceremony will include a presentation and posting of the colors. Also slated are a 21-gun salute, the national anthem and other patriotic music by the SCC Choir, a performance of “Taps” and a bagpipe performance of “Amazing Grace.” A reception with the SCC Orchestra and a bake sale by Phi Beta Lambda, SCC’s business student organization, will follow in SCC’s Plaza Bistro.

SCC Student Veteran Panel
An SCC student veteran panel discussion will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building. Guests are invited to listen to SCC students who have served our country during wartime. They will share their experiences on life in the military and their time overseas.

Lecture by Dr. Mark Heiland
A lecture on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Dr. Mark Heiland, clinical director at the VA Medical Center - John Cochran Division, will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building. Heiland specializes in PTSD and will talk about its impact on veterans.

Feature Performance, “United We Stand: A Tribute to the United Service Organizations of World War II”
Four performances of “United We Stand: A Tribute to the United Service Organizations of World War II,” will take place Nov. 11-13. The performances will recreate the patriotic radio shows of World War II. The cast, crew and orchestra of the show’s Metropolitan Broadcasting Company will bring to the air the news, music, comedy and conversation of the war years from 1941 through 1944. Orchestrated with the Blue Knights, the show is produced by Hal Berry, SCC professor of history and theater, with musical director Jan Parker, SCC adjunct music faculty.

Showtimes of “United We Stand,” are 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Tickets are available at or at 636-922-8233. They are $5 for adults, $4 for veterans, senior citizens and students and free for SCC students, faculty and staff with current ID.

For more information on Veterans Week events, visit or contact Berry at 636-922-8261 or

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