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Harry Carrell, veteran and assistant professor of Mass Communication, reads an essay at the ceremony.

Some of the participants at the Veterans Day ceremony. (Photo by Jacob Coleman)

Story by Andrew Bridges

After the National Anthem was sung by student Natalie Cotto-Garcia, MVC President Bonnie Humphrey and two U.S. veterans spoke at the Veteran’s Day ceremony on Monday, November 12, at the quad. U.S. Army veteran and former business professor,

John “Scotty” Campbell, U.S. Army veteran and former MVC Business professor, read about the description of a veteran to the

Harry Carrell, veteran and assistant professor of Mass Communication, reads an essay at the ceremony.

Missouri Valley College crowd. “He is the POW who went away one person and came back another, or didn’t come back AT ALL,” Campbell said, reading from the essay “What is a Veteran?” by Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC.

John “Scotty” Campbell and Jamie Kelly participated in the ceremony. (Photo by Jacob Coleman)

Each branch of the United States military was represented at the ceremony. 

Among the veterans in attendance was Harry Carrell, Mass Communication assistant professor and a U.S. Army veteran, who spoke at the ceremony. “It’s the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press,” read Carrell from the poem “It’s the Soldier” by Father Dennis Edward O’Brien.

Student Jamie Kelly, wearing traditional attire from his homeland of Scotland, played “Amazing Grace” with his bag-pipes after the rifle salute to the fallen soldiers.

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