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Throughout November, AACC will recognize the sacrifices and contributions of veterans and their families through a variety of visual displays, initiatives and events. For more information, please email

Nov. 1-16

Prisoner of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) Table Displays

These tables serve as a remembrance for fallen, missing or imprisoned service members. The items on the tables are symbolic representations of emotions or feelings by those service members or the family members left behind.
SUN Hawk's Nest, Truxal Library and AMIL Lobby 

Nov. 1-30

"Beyond the Uniform" Literary Exhibit

A curated selection of books and military memorabilia highlighting the challenges of military transition.
Andrew G. Truxal Library 

Wednesday, Nov. 1 

Military/Veteran Resource Center Open House

Drop in on the Military/Veteran Resource Center to meet our staff and learn about our services and resources. 
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
LBRY 112

Tuesday, Nov. 7, and Tuesday, Nov. 21

Easterseals Campus Visits

Drop in to learn more about Easterseals’s support of veterans, particularly in the areas of housing, employment and job training. For more information, email
2-4 p.m.
LBRY 112

Wednesday, Nov. 8

“Flanders Field and the Origins of Veterans Day”

The history of Veterans Day is rooted in the destruction and loss of life resulting from World War I (1914-1918). The scale of loss was so great that it didn’t merely result in a new federal holiday but created a sea change in societal perceptions about humanity and the future. Symbolism such as the famous red poppies, as well as the poem “In Flanders Field,” represent the beginnings of postmodernism and the way in which society grappled with such unfathomable devastation. This presentation by Ryan P. Trainor, former museum archivist at the National Guard Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., explores the origins of Veterans Day through the lens of popular symbolism and postmodern philosophy.
Virtual - RSVP

Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Wednesday, Nov. 29

Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Campus Visits

Drop in to learn more about this Maryland Department of Labor program that assists with occupational support and provides information about VA benefits. The Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) staff provide specialized intensive employment assistance to eligible veterans who have special employment and training needs. The DVOP assists individuals to overcome barriers that prevent them from gaining meaningful employment. For more information, email
2-4 p.m.
LBRY 112

Thursday, Nov. 9

Veterans Appreciation Ceremony

We will hear from select speakers and read the names of veterans submitted by those in our community. Reception to follow. All are welcome.

This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Anne C. Armstrong, J.D., D.L.S. Armstrong is a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.S.), Washington College (M.A.), Catholic University (J.D.) and Georgetown University (D.L.S.). She spent 20 years as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and D.C. Air National Guard and is currently the chief historian at the Defense Information Systems Agency. This year’s student speaker is James Mastrodomenico.
11 a.m.
Veterans Memorial Garden at the Amphitheater
Rain location: CALT 100

Annapolis Vet Center Support Group Session

This monthly support group for AACC veterans and their families covers a variety of topics throughout the year, including mental health, general wellness and employment strategies. This month’s topic is “Managing Triggers Through the Holidays.” Registration is required by calling 410-605-7826.
3 p.m.
LBRY 110 

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Annapolis Vet Center Information Table

Drop by the table to learn about the Annapolis Vet Center’s confidential help for veterans, service members and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Their services include counseling for needs such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST).
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
SUN Dining Hall

"Transitioning from the Military to the Civilian Workforce" Presentation

This session will help you understand what transitioning service members should consider when preparing for a transition to civilian life as they pursue jobs or enter the college environment. It will also provide insights for organizational leaders who want to attract veterans and build a culture where veterans want to stay and perform. The information from this session will help participants improve the transition experience for veterans. The speaker is John Wojcik, D.B.A., J.D., a Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship-23 graduate and AACC assistant professor in the Legal Studies Institute.
3 p.m.
Virtual - RSVP

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Spring 2024 Priority Advising and Registration for Military-Connected Students

Drop in and complete your spring 2024 course registration, receive help with your GI Bill paperwork and get answers to your questions.
10 a.m.-2 p,m.
LBRY 112

Additional Veterans Appreciation Month Resources and Events

Professional Development Sessions for Faculty and Staff

  • Meet the Military Learner
    Tuesday, Nov. 7
    12 p.m. via Zoom
  • Veteran Educational Benefits
    Monday, Nov. 13
    12 p.m., via Zoom
  • Supporting the Disabled Veteran Student
    Tuesday, Nov. 14
    12 p.m., via Zoom

Register through the Center for Faculty and Staff Employee registration portal.

Yellow Ribbons and Flag Displays

Visit the Arnold campus Quad during the month of November to view the yellow ribbons to show support for our service members and veterans. You’ll also notice American flags placed around each AACC location.

Student Veterans Association Events

Visit the Student Veterans Association (SVA) page on the Nest to see social events hosted by and for veterans but open to all students.

AACC Bookstore Discount

Check out the discount at the AACC Bookstore!

Military Dining and Retail Discounts

Pick up your list of military discounts for dining and other retail purchases at the Military/Veteran Resource Center, Office of Student Engagement or the financial aid office.


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