(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 28, 2021) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Veteran Services will host a community event to recognize all branches of the military at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Library & Learning Center, Library Forum, and SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Performance Pavilion. Both events are free and open to the public.
Jimmie T. Smith, U.S. Army veteran and former Florida House of Representatives member for the 34th and 43rd districts, will speak at SCF Bradenton about his time in office and current role as coalitions director for Concerned Veterans for America, Florida Chapter.
SCF Venice’s guest speaker, veteran Kerry H. Costello, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, will discuss his role as current quartermaster for North Port Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8203.
This year’s event will also honor SCF’s top academic veterans who will be inducted into SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society.