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For Immediate Release
November 6, 2020

Suffolk Hosts Events to Commemorate and Recognize Veterans in November

Suffolk County Community College will commemorate Veterans Day and honor all who served with a robust schedule of events beginning November 9.

“In honor of Veterans Day, I want to personally thank every Veteran student and employee for their service to our country. Since we can’t be together on campus, the College created a celebratory video to honor all those within our community who served, as well as those with family members who served,” said Suffolk County Community College Interim President Louis Petrizzo, who added that more than 70 students, faculty, staff and administrators submitted photos to share with the community as an expression of thanks.

Access the video from the College’s home page at or click this link.

“I am sure you are as proud of our Veterans service as I am,” Petrizzo said. The College’s calendar of events is a way to show our support for each and every Veteran at the College and in the community.”

Suffolk County Community College Veteran’s Events:

Monday, November 9th, 11 a.m.

WWII Veteran and Concentration Camp Liberator

The incredible firsthand experiences told by Seymour Lederman, including the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.  

Tuesday, November 10th, 2 p.m.
Women in the Military  
Inspiring stories of women who served, including some of our student alumni.

Thursday, November 12th, 2 p.m.
Student Veterans Panel Q &A

A panel discussion with student Veterans as they discuss their experiences and their transition from military to civilian life.

Thursday November 19th, 2 p.m.
Discussion of the film Dunkirk

This event is co-sponsored by SUNY Suffolk and SUNY Stony Brook libraries and the Suffolk County Community College Veterans Resource Center.  
The film portrays a fierce battle during WWII in which Germany advanced into France trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach.  Please join us for a lively discussion of the 2017 film. RSVP to to obtain Zoom info.