AVON PARK, Fla. – Nov. 7, 2019 – South Florida State College (SFSC) will host a Veterans Day remembrance ceremony to honor the men and women who served their country in war and peace. The ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 11, at 10:45 a.m., at Enlightenment Circle on the SFSC Highlands Campus in Avon Park. The public is invited to join SFSC students, staff, faculty, and administrators for this annual ceremony.

Tami Cullens, chair of the College’s District Board of Trustees, will open the ceremony with a welcome message, and U.S. Army veteran Cesar Pinzon will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Reflections on military service will be delivered by two SFSC students: U.S. Army Craig Morris and U.S. Army veteran Lewis Cooper. Student Services advising and retention specialist Robert Hampton, a Marine Corps veteran, will conduct the Veteran Celebration formation, and official remarks will be delivered by General Robert Lee, a veteran of the U.S. Army. U.S. Army veteran, Bishop Ben Carter, will deliver the benediction.

After the ceremony, everyone is welcome to join veterans and military service members in the annual remembrance walk around the Highlands Campus.

Erik Christensen, dean of Applied Sciences and Technologies, is organizing the ceremony with sponsorship from the SFSC Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC). Other participants include the Avon Park High School Air Force Junior ROTC, Assembly #3203 of the Knights of Columbus, RSVP of Highlands County, the SFSC Criminal Justice Academy, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1097, the Florida State Firefighters Association, the City of Avon Park Fire Department, and the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department.

Visitors will find Enlightenment Circle when entering through Entrance 3 on College Drive.