Cerro Coso Community College will celebrate veterans during the month of November with activities dedicated to honoring those who served our country. A variety of activities, films, and exhibits are planned for the Ridgecrest campus and local community to celebrate veterans and service members.
To kick off Veterans month, Cerro Coso hosted a community screening of the movie The Hurt Locker followed by a question and answer session. In the 2008 American war film during the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
An educational veteran book exhibit is on display in the College Library and veterans, students, and faculty are encouraged to display veteran pictures and share stories. Poster boards will be on display in the College and Ridgecrest Library’s to encourage veterans, families, and friends to share their responses to specific prompts.
On Wednesday, November 19th the college will host a free community screening in the College Student Center at 6:30 p.m. of Ground Operations, a documentary and social campaign that champions the growing network of combat veterans who are transitioning into careers as sustainable farmers, ranchers, and artisan food producers. Refreshments will be provided.
Cerro Coso is collaborating with the local library and community, offering programs and projects that will spark dialogue about the many important issues returning vets face.
Cerro Coso pays tribute to all American veterans who served our country honorably during war or peacetime. Funding provided by the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation.