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PPCC Veterans Day Celebration

Every year, Veterans Day is recognized in the United States on November 11th to honor the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. This is the exact day, time, and hour that signaled the end of World War I. Originally recognized as Armistice Day, congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and in 1938 November 11th became a national holiday. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during wartime or peacetime.

Traditionally, PPCC celebrates Veterans Day through a week-long series of activities that honor our veterans and our active military while educating others about the history and significance of the day. This year, in respect of COVID-19 restrictions, PPCC's Veterans Day program will consist of one main event and several virtual events that our community can access from anywhere.  Please see below for additional information and to access our virtual events.

PPCC Veterans Day Events

PPCC Main Event:  Veterans Day Wreath Laying Event

What: PPCC Student Veterans Organization and the Department of Military and Veterans Programs will conduct a short ceremony in honor of all those that have served.  The ceremony will culminate with a laying of the wreath at the Veterans Memorial on our Centennial Campus.

When: November 11, 2020 at 10:00am

Where: Our community can view the event on PPCC Facebook Live; The Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial on our Centennial Campus between the Atrium and the C-Building.


For all other events, please see information below.


Please consider helping local veterans through the American Warrior Initiative's 6th Annual Military/Veteran Apprecation  Event. 

November 05, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn more about the event and browse, bid, and buy auction items using the links below

American Warrior Initiative 

Learn more about AWI event here (ZOOM video)


Peterson AFB Aviation Museum

Come and do a "Fly-by" tour of the Peterson AFB Aviation Museum - from your own computer.


Take a tour of the Peterson Aviation Museum


Visit the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame (CWHF) has been proudly displayed as part of PPCC's Veterans Day activities for several years. This year, the CWHF celebrates its 35th anniversary honoring and preserving the accomplishments of Colorado women who have made significant contributions to the state, nation, and world.

Explore the history of CWHF military trailblazers and take a virtual tour of the CWHF  using the links below!


CWHF Military Trailblazers Take a tour of the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame


Hit the ground and visit the 4th ID/Fort Carson Museum

Right outside the gates of our main campus - Centennial, sits Fort Carson and it's 4th Infantry Division.  

Take a step into history and learn about the 4th Infantry Division

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Re-live the building of the West - visit the Steelworks Center of the West

Here is an opportunity to visit a museum dedicated to the Steelworks of the West - the "Steel that Built the West".  Goods that came from the mines and factories of the great state of Colorado have supported our Veterans in all wars of the 20th Century.  So, take a short walk back into the history of Colorado.

Step back in time and visit the Steelworks Timeline of Significant Events