Vets honored at first “Hail & Farewell” ceremony

As Moraine Park Technical College’s “Year of the Student Veteran” winds down, a special event took place last week to honor our students who have served or are currently serving our country.  On Thursday, May 11, our first annual Hail and Farewell Ceremony took place to give special recognition to the efforts of these students, prior to our public commencement ceremony coming up on Saturday, May 20. The students received commemorative Moraine Park military challenge coins and red, white and blue graduation chords. See photos from the event below.

Also, guest speaker Retired USMC Lance Corporal Joshua Wege gave a moving speech about perseverance and encouragement.

Wege, a Campbellsport native and Winnebago Lutheran Academy graduate, member of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and Invictus Games Gold medalist will speak at Moraine Park on May 11, 2017. He was injured during his tour in Afghanistan in 2009 where he lost both of his lower legs. While in rehabilitation, Wege learned about adaptive sports at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and has been a part of the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team ever since.

As a College, Moraine Park has landed in the top 10 of Military Times’ Best For Vets: Career and Technical College rankings the past two years – this year finishing 8th in the nation, a best-ever mark for the school. And for the seventh consecutive year, the College also made Victory Media’s 2017 list of Military Friendly Schools.

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