Middlesex County College will host Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday, November 7 in parking lot 3 on its Edison campus. The program, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will combine an exploration of military culture with fun.
Activities include a rock wall, soccer kick game, inflatable basketball game, football toss, a jousting pit and an obstacle course. Participants can also examine a Humvee and other military vehicles, and military gear such as combat vests and Kevlar helmets. They can also visit the Marine Corps Mobile Museum. In addition, the Veterans Center of Secaucus will operate its Mobile Counseling Center for any veteran in need of services. There will also be music and vendors selling food.
The activities are free and open to the public.
“This is going to be a day of fun with lots of activities,” said Frank Rivera, coordinator of the Middlesex County College Center for Veterans Services. “At the same time, we want to give our students and the general public an idea of what life is like in the military, and for them to get acquainted with our student-veteran population.”
Military Appreciation Day is part of a week-long program that includes a blood drive on November 6 and packing supplies for troops overseas as part of Operation Shoebox on November 10.