Local college students and staff honored and thanked veterans on Monday who served in the armed forces a week before their national holiday.
This year, Veterans Day falls on Sunday, Nov. 11, but government offices will be closed on Monday in observance. The early Veterans Day ceremony at Madera Community College drew about 130 people on Monday, including veterans and community residents.
Put on by the campus Veterans Club, the fifth annual Salute to Veterans aimed to recognize all those served.
“I think we had a really good turnout from members of the campus community and the wider community. A good turnout of the veterans. All branches were represented today so I’m very pleased with that,” said Dan Rivera, educational advisor at MCCC...