Over 100 people joined together to celebrate Veterans Day on the SBVC campus. The Veterans Day Celebration is held every year “to honor those who have served in our United States Armed Forces, offer continuous support, and to ensure that the veteran population at SBVC always know that they are appreciated,” Jason Alvarez of the Veterans Resource Center said. Alvarez welcomed the crowd, while Mel Austin served as master of ceremonies. Gilbert Galvez provided the keynote speech, and Marcellus Austin served as student speaker. Lance May also gave the Marine Corps birthday recognition speech before cutting into a special Marine Corps birthday cake to share with the crowd.

“The Veterans Resource Center will always serve as a comprehensive pillar for academic success and will maintain the highest standard for excellence,” Alvarez said. “Our annual Veterans Day Celebration is not only to recognize our veterans, but serves as a symbol to the students at SBVC, illustrating the immense level of passion exemplified by our veteran students.”