Veterans Day Event at DCTC

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dakota Room

Dakota County Technical College is hosting a Veterans Day Event, Wednesday, November 8, 2023. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. in the Dakota Room on the college’s campus in Rosemount, Minnesota.

Michael Berndt, DCTC and Inver Hills Community College president, will start the proceedings by awarding DCTC Challenge Coins to employees who have demonstrated outstanding support to student veterans, current military personnel, and their family members.

At noon, guest speakers, DSO Ray Kane and ADSO Janet Lorenzo with the American Legion Department of Minnesota, will give updates on current legislation affecting military veterans, active-duty military service men and women, and their families. Janet will also give an update on a new initiative for female veterans.

The Veterans Day Event at DCTC is sponsored by the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee, Military and Veterans Service Center, and the Veterans Club.

WHAT: Veterans Day Event

WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Dakota Room

Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East
Rosemount, MN 55068

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History of Veterans Day¹

Saturday, November 11, 2023

World War I—known at the time as “The Great War”—officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.

However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.


Learn more about the Veterans Day Event at DCTC by contacting:

Kathy Bachman
MDVA Higher Education Regional Coordinator
Military and Veterans Service Center (Room 2-302)
Dakota County Technical College

Torry Jeranek
HVAC & Refrigeration Technology Faculty
Veterans Club Faculty Advisor
Dakota County Technical College

¹ SOURCE: History of Veterans Day, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs