Tuesday, 22 September 2020 14:54

RichmondCC to display Heroes Tree for veterans starting Sept. 24

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

HAMLET — Richmond Community College will once again be honoring veterans this fall with an Our Heroes’ Tree display. Although the College will not be able to have a service this year, RichmondCC wants to make this special event available for community members to reflect, rejoice and remember those who have and are currently serving in the military. 

Our Heroes’ Tree is a national initiative that bridges military and civilian communities by honoring the service and sacrifice of U.S. service members and their families. Communities, classrooms, families and groups come together to discover and celebrate the names and stories of family members, friends, neighbors and others who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. They create remembrance ornaments that are hung on a tree honoring the legacies of American service people.

A tree will be on display beginning Sept. 24 in the main lobby of the Cole Auditorium. Anyone is welcome to visit the Cole during normal business hours, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to hang ornaments or view the tree.

Measures will be taken to assure everyone’s safety for visits with Our Heroes’ Tree. Masks are required to enter any building on RichmondCC’s campuses.

The tree will remain on display until Veterans Day on Nov. 11. Anyone wanting their ornament returned must pick it up the week immediately after Veterans Day when the Our Heroes’ Tree display ends. 

For more information about where to get materials to make an ornament for the tree, contact Sheri Dunn-Ramsay at (910) 410-1907 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

National Program

Hosted in more than 30 states and on U.S. military bases in 10 countries, Our Heroes’ Tree was created by Marlene Lee and Stephanie Pickup in 2005 to show appreciation for the U.S. Armed Forces.

Veterans Services

RichmondCC partners with the Student Veterans Association to help veterans transition from soldier to student and provide them with opportunities for community awareness and support.

Programs of study for veterans are approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency for the enrollment of persons eligible for education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

In order to be flexible and meet the educational needs of veterans, RichmondCC offers online classes, adult education, university transfer programs and short-term training. For more information about Veterans Services at RichmondCC, call 910-410-1700 or visit www.richmondcc.edu.