Queensborough Salutes Our Veterans

Veterans Day

The Office of Military and Veterans Services invites you to join us November 10-13 in support and recognition of our military service members.

Digital Plaque of Honor

Queensborough Community College is proud to present a digital plaque of honor to all the brave heroes who serve or have served in our Armed Forces. We encourage all veterans and active duty personnel to sign their name so that the College community may honor their commitment to protecting America's freedoms.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Remembrance and Reflection Ceremony

The ceremony will be held to honor our military members past and present. We invite the Queensborough community to join us.

Location: The Charles F. Bova Veterans Memorial Grove, located inside the main campus gate on 56th Avenue


  • 9:30-9:35am: Invocation by Lieutenant Enyiema (Chaplain) from the NY Army National Guard.

  • 9:35-9:45am: Color Guard ceremony will be conducted by the Marine Corps Reserve.

  • 9:45-9:55am: Why Veterans Day? (See "History of Veterans Day"») Presented by a member of the Student Veterans Association.

  • 9:45-10am: Benediction by Lieutenant Enyiema (Chaplain) from the NY Army National Guard.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

Veterans Day Parade - 2014 America’s Parade»

Queensborough students, faculty and staff who wish to show their support by marching in the 2014 America’s Parade are invited to join current Student-Veterans in front of the Chase Bank on 5th Avenue and E 27th Street in New York, NY at 11am. 

Location: The parade route is on 5th Avenue, from 26th to 56th Street in Manhattan.

Parade Duration: 11:15am – 3:30pm.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Veterans Day Dinner

Queensborough Community College salutes our veterans and active service members with a special recognition dinner on Thursday evening.

Veterans and active service members must RSVP to veteransservices@qcc.cuny.edu or call 718-281-5767 no later than Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Location: Student Union Building, upper level.

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Requirements to be considered a Veteran

  • You have engaged in active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard or as a member of the National Guard or Reserves, and were called to active duty for purposes other than training, or were a cadet or midshipman at one of the service academies
  • You were released under a condition other than dishonorable discharge.

Note: Students currently serving in the Active Reserve Forces, or who are entitled to benefits accrued in the reserve component, while not technically veterans, are entitled to many benefits.