A message to our DCTC Military-Affiliated Community

Published on: November 7, 2022

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To our DCTC military-affiliated community,

We asked DCTC students and employees, “What message would you like to share with our military community at DCTC this Veteran’s Day?” Here is what they wanted to tell you:


Thank you for your service to the United States of America. I am grateful for the many sacrifices you have made – from your health, to being away from loved ones, to being in harm’s way for our freedoms. Words cannot express my gratitude for all you have done and likely still do to represent America in meaningful ways. With heartfelt thanks. – Anne Johnson, Vice President of Student Affairs


From a daughter of an Army Veteran, thank you to our current, past, and future veterans, for protecting our freedom and serving this great nation.  The sacrifices you and your families have made and continue to make, are immeasurable.  We honor you and your family this Veteran’s Day! A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. -J. Campbell  –  Real heroes don’t wear capes, they wear dog tags. Today and every day, I am grateful for your service and WILL NEVER FORGET!  – Laina Carlson, Human Resources Director


Thank you for serving our Country. The sacrifices you and your families have made do not go unnoticed, and we are proud to have you as a member of the DCTC Community. – Nicole Meulemans, Director of Student Support Services/Student Development


Thank you for your service to our country and for all the sacrifices you have made as a result of your service. I am grateful for your courage and integrity. It is because of you that I live in peace and with the freedoms I have. Thank you. You are not forgotten this Veterans Day. – Anna Voight, Associate Director of Student Life


I want to thank all of our Veterans for your service! I truly appreciate what you have done for our country! – Kerry Lurken, Admissions Representative


Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you for your service and sacrifices you have made. I appreciate your commitment to our community. – Aria Kronebusch, Academic and Financial Aid Advisor


Thank you very much for serving our country! Your dedication and courage have made the United States what she is now! Thank you for protecting our liberties for us and our posterity. – Brian Barnes, Student Senate President and Technical Management Student


Thank you for your service!! – Dame, Student Senate Treasurer


Thank you for volunteering to wear the cloth of our country and defend our freedoms. Your sacrifice can never be repaid. You wrote a blank check, payable to the United States of America, for an amount up to and including your life. Stand tall and know that you are appreciated. I wish you nothing but fair winds and following seas, regardless of your branch of service. – Torry Jeranek, Instructor


Dear Veteran, I salute your courage, your honor, and most of all, your sacrifice. Please accept this special “thank you” from one American who truly appreciates your willingness to serve our country ~ and what it cost you. – Diane Frandrup, Registration Coordinator


Thank you for serving in our armed forces.  I appreciate your work to keep the USA strong and free. – Kate McMenomy, Science Tutor/Lab Manager


Thank you for your service to our wonderful country! Your sacrifices have allowed me freedom to live happy and healthy. My appreciation and gratitude are with you always! – Cheryl, Admissions Specialist


Thank you Vets for selflessly serving and bearing your share of hardships for our freedom. – Kyle, Instructor


Dear Veteran, in these troubling times it’s hard to people who are willing to sacrifice themselves for others.  Thank you for being a selfless human and putting others needs before you own.  I truly have the utmost respect for you and your family.  – Chris, Accountant


Having been in the Marine Corps for 4 years, I clearly understand the sacrifices service men and women make.  Also, many face the horrors and hardships of war.  I recently read the book “Remember Me” written by Linda Ruth Stai.  The book tells the stories of Vietnam war veterans wartime experience and the PTSD they suffered afterwards.  It also delves into how these brave heroes dealt with PTSD and hopefully regained a more normal life after the war.  This is a great read not only for those who have been in a war zone, but also for anyone who wants to better understand what challenges veterans are facing after the war.  It is my sincere hope that all service men and women who have faced the wars in which we have chosen to fight, find their way back to a normal life upon their return. – Larry Nelson, Instructor


It can’t be said often enough – thank you for bravely and selflessly serving our country!  – Amy Eppen, Foundation


Thank you for serving and protecting us and sacrificing your life for our freedom!! We honor you!! – Kari Sykora, General maintenance worker


Thank you for your service!  – Elaine Geogleris, Admissions Representative


We appreciate and value your service and the sacrifices you’ve made for our country. – Jessica, Admin Assistant


GOD bless those are serving and those who have served their country honorably no matter how long. You have taken the step very few have taken. Also would like to think our First Responders, like the military you run towards danger when others are running away. – Daniel Garcia III, CDL INSTRUCTOR


You are valued and most high appreciated – Danielle, Student Ambassador


I just want to say thank you veterans and their families for their sacrifices for our country. Because I know what’s like to have a family member in the military. Because of my parents are veterans of the US Army. As well as my oldest brother whom is still serving our country in the US Army. So thank you mom and dad and my oldest brother for serving our country. – Anna Kimmel, Individual Studies & Interior Design/Architecture Technology


Thank you for your service and for all the sacrifices you have made. I am grateful for what you have done for our country, and we are happy to have you here at DCTC! – Anonymous


Thank you so much for all your have done for your country! We appreciate your honorable service! – Callie Adams, Exercise and sport science


Thank you for giving us the freedom we don’t deserve and for risking your lives to give us the life anyone would ever wish for thank you so much. – Shawn


Thank you for what you guys do and keeping our country safe. – Miguel, Auto technician


Thank you for keeping our country safe so we can have our education. – C, Student-automotive


The service you provided our country was important. Please know that is it greatly appreciated. – Anonymous


Thank you so much for everything you’ve done! – Anonymous


We thank you for your service. We would not be here without you. – Anonymous


Thank you for your commitment to protecting this great nation. Your dedication is appreciated! – Anonymous


Please know we are thinking of you this Veterans Day and are grateful for your service to our country.



The DCTC Student Senate

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