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Nov. 6

Nov. 6, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC Veterans Day Celebration to be held at South Omaha Campus

 

OMAHA, Neb. — The Metropolitan Community College Veterans Day Celebration will be hosted on Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. in room 120 of the Industrial Training Center at the College’s South Omaha Campus, 2902 Edward Babe Gomez Ave. The celebration will honor America’s veterans with a posting of the colors, a POW/MIA display and presentation and words from keynote speaker Peggy Tabor, a French-American immigrant who lived and served through World War II.

 

For more information, contact mccvets@mccneb.edu or visit mccneb.edu/events.

 

About Peggy Tabor

Born as Carmen Salenbier in Normandy, France, Peggy Tabor spent her teenage years under Nazi rule. For four years, she endured hardships and watched many of her Jewish friends vanish. During the later years of World War II, Tabor worked as a translator for the U.S. War Shipping Administration. Tabor would eventually meet an American soldier who was to become her husband in 1945. Tabor and her husband Bob currently live in Omaha, Nebraska and have three sons, 10 grandsons and 22 great-grandchildren. Two of her grandsons are currently serving in the U.S. Army.

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.