News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Chrysten Crockett
(803) 327-8032

November 11, 2013

York Technical College Honors Veterans With Military Salute Ceremony

ROCK HILL A blanket of gratitude laid over York Technical College students, staff and faculty this morning as they gathered at the college entrance flagpole to commemorate the heroes of our country with a military salute ceremony.

The ceremony opened with heart-warming remarks from Marine Corps Veteran Michael Graham, who served 20 years for our country. Graham, who is the office manager of York Tech’s Business, Computer, Arts and Sciences division reminded the crowd of the sacrifices that the men and women of service make every day. His remarks were followed up with an opening prayer by York County Police Officer John Aiton.

“Veterans are woven into the very fabric of York Tech—they include faculty, staff, and students—and they contribute richly to the York Tech community,” said Director of Counseling and Support Services Kerri McGuire.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) highlighted the ceremony by honoring both the American and South Carolina State flags, as well as sounding their rifles to honor those who have served our country. A moment of stillness filled the campus as one of the veterans played the traditional military song “Taps” from the bugle.

“On Veterans Day we hope to pause to offer thanks for the sacrifices made by those who have done so much for our nation and who continue to play an integral role at York Technical College,” McGuire said.

Coordinator of the ceremony, Veterans Services Representative Sherina Dubose-Tillman, expressed how grateful she was for all the people who came out to support the veterans. She encouraged everyone to be sure to get out and thank a veteran today.


York Technical College / 452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730