LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Community College (LCC) will hold its ninth annual Veterans Memorial Induction Ceremony, 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in the Health and Human Services Building (HHS), Fred Abood Rotunda, 515 N. Washington Square, Downtown Campus in Lansing, MI.
The memorial is designed to honor Michigan veterans, with a special emphasis on those in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.
Since 2010, LCC has sought out nominations of local men and women who have served in the armed forces with distinguished service. Nominees can come from any branch of the service during any military action, conflict, or war. There is a special emphasis placed on WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era veterans. LCC strives to honor our local service men and women who, while serving in any capacity in the military distinguished himself/herself by extraordinary heroism, or other action worthy of this commemoration.
This year’s inductees include NASA Astronaut and Marine Corps Col. Jack R. Lousma (Vietnam Era), U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lieutenant Wayne E. Lesher (World War II), and Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Joseph J. Filko (World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War).
When asked what this annual commemoration means to him, LCC Trustee Lawrence Hidalgo said, “It is a privilege to honor those who have served. LCC’s Veterans Memorial is a lasting symbol of gratitude to those who have given so much.”
About Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is the fifth-largest community college in Michigan, serving more than 25,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.