ICCC marks Veterans Day

Gregg Haden was the keynote speaker Nov. 11 at Iowa Central Community College’s annual Veterans Day program.

Haden is the assistant director of athletics and head men’s and women’s bowling coach at Iowa Central. He served in the United States Air Force and the Iowa Air National Guard from February 1981 to July 2014.

He was stationed in the United States and Germany, with temporary duty in Japan and Korea.

Iowa Central student Kendal Bruner, a Marine, also participated in the program, which is sponsored by the Iowa Central Diversity Committee. Tracy Crippin-Haake, an Iowa Central employee, read a poem. She was in the Air Force and National Guard.

The Iowa Central Concert Choir and Brass Ensemble performed musical numbers.

A candle ceremony was performed by Sarah Bonnell, whose brother, JJ Bonnell, a Marine, died in 2007 in Iraq.

The welcome and closing remarks were given by Kris Nerem-Lowery.