College of DuPage Community Honors Veterans at Annual Ceremony, Read-In

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By Mike McKissack

Dr. Ann Rondeau, College of DuPage President and retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral offers her thoughts on the sacrifice of service made by thousands of military men and women for their country during the College’s celebration of Veterans Day. View more images and a video.

The annual event featured a presentation of the National Anthem by COD employee and veteran Erick Flores, a Colors Ceremony led by the DuPage Honor Guard and an armed forces exhibition. The day’s activities also included the 12th annual Veterans Read-In, which featured short presentations by volunteers of excerpts from their favorite texts from war and military literature, including poems, short stories, essays, memoirs and public or private letters. (Press Photography Network/Special to College of DuPage)