Ivy Tech-Bloomington, American Legion to host Flag disposal ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2012

Ivy Tech-Bloomington, American Legion to host Flag disposal ceremony

Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington and American Legion Post 18 are hosting a Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building located at 200 Daniels Way. The ceremony is in observance of proper respect for the U.S. Flag and the education of U.S. citizens in proper public Flag disposal by a burning ceremony.

The public is invited to bring their unserviceable Flags (Flags that are ripped, torn, faded or worn) to the ceremony for proper disposal. Flags should be brought no later than 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 24 to the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building located at 200 Daniels Way.

“American Legion Post 18 has done the proper Ceremony for the disposal of Unserviceable Flags for the Monroe County residents for over 30 years,” said James B. May, American Legion Post 18 Adjutan and State of Indiana Americanism Program Chairman. “It was started by all the calls of citizens who wanted to respect the American Flag by proper disposal.”

“Ivy Tech-Bloomington hosts military-related events on campus throughout the year, for both our community and for our military veteran students to have the most positive college experience possible,” said Ivy Tech-Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart. “Additionally, Ivy Tech-Bloomington introduced three classes this fall that are reserved for veterans only, so veteran students can take some of their classes together.”

Ivy Tech-Bloomington has a dedicated Veteran Services Coordinator, an active Student Veteran Organization, and military-friendly workshops and events throughout the year.

For the second consecutive year, Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. For a full list of G.I. Job’s military schools, visit at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

About G.I. Jobs
G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and also annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers” and “Military Friendly Franchises.”