Avon Park, Fla. – Nov. 6, 2018 – SFSC will host a Veterans Day remembrance ceremony to honor the men and women who served their country in war and peace. The ceremony, which also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, will be held Monday, Nov. 12, at 10:45 a.m., at the flagpoles on the SFSC Highlands Campus in Avon Park. The public is invited to join SFSC students, staff, faculty, and administrators for this annual ceremony.

Colonel Mike Borders, a U.S. Army veteran, will deliver the keynote speech. Born into an army family, he earned his commission through the ROTC program at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. He went on to serve in the army for 30 years as a signal officer and Latin American foreign area officer. Upon his retirement from active duty, Borders worked for over six years at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. and moved to Sebring in mid-2014.  He serves locally on several military- and veteran-related boards, councils, and committees.

Two SFSC students will offer remarks in honor of all who served their country. U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Levi Lambert is the class leader of the Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Class 257, and Cpl. Vicente Moore, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, is pursuing his Associate in Science in Business.

Larissa Meagher, a senior at Sebring High School, will perform a musical tribute. The Avon Park High School Air Force JROTC color guard will present the American flag. After the ceremony, the Knights of Columbus, Assembly #3203, will lead a Remembrance Walk through a portion of the SFSC Highlands Campus.

Visitors will find the flagpoles at SFSC adjacent to the circular driveway on the west side of the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, accessible through Entrance 3 on College Drive. For information, contact Kris Juve at juvek@southflorida.edu or 863-784-7189.