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Veterans Day Event: Walk A Mile In Their Boots

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Nov 9, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Rocklin Campus LR outside in front (Library)
5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677
NCC Campus LR Bell Tower Quad (Library)
250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Free and open to the public
Blake Rood,, 916-660-7471

Veterans Day Recognition

Event Details

An event at Sierra CollegeVeterans Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The Walk A Mile In Their Boots observance is held each year at the Rocklin Campus ahead of Veterans Day. It is an opportunity to recognize and thank our veterans on campus and in the community for their service, and for students, staff and community members to experience some elements of military service. All are welcome to join this observance that will be held in front of the Rocklin Library. For more information contact Blake Rood at:

Rocklin Campus schedule:
Opening Ceremony
9:00 a.m. - Arrive in front of the Rocklin Library
9:11 a.m. - Moment of Silence, Blake Rood, Sierra's Veterans Center
9:12 a.m. - National Anthem, Sierra College Wind Ensemble
9:18 a.m. - Opening Remarks, Sierra President Willy Duncan
9:21 a.m. - Distinguished Guest, Assemblyman District 6, Kevin Kiley
9:27 a.m. - Veteran Remarks, Jarrett Blake, Sierra College Veterans Center
9:30 a.m. - Opening of Resource Fair, Blake Rood, Sierra College Veterans Center

Following the opening, spend time on the quad visiting over 13 vendors. The day includes live music throughout event and Training Exercises: Ruck Sack March, Drill & Ceremony, Rock Wall. The VA Mobile Vet Center and a Vietnam era helicopter will also be at the event. Recognition Award for tickets will be handed out to each participant in the any of the training exercises and when a participant visits a vendors booth.

NCC schedule:
Bell Tower Quad
11:00 a.m. - National Anthem Performed by NCC Veteran Sam Simpson
11:05 a.m. - Welcome by Stephanie Ortiz, NCC Executive Dean
11:15 a.m. - Veterans Day Commemoration by Ernest Valdez, NCC Veteran Counselor
1:00 p.m. - Event Closing Song: Taps

Open venue for visitors to walk through:
• Tribute Gallery remembering Veterans from NCC staff, family, friends and loved ones.
• Memorial Table Prisoner of War (POW) / Missing In Action (MIA)
• NCC Student Organization Club information and participation
• Various community military guests
• Enjoy pizza, water and chocolate cake
• Recognition drawings throughout the event

Resource Fair Vendors:

  • EDD
  • Veteran Resource Centers of America
  • California Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Social Security Administration
  • VA Veteran Centers
  • Armed Forces Services Corp.
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Army
  • Air Force
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Vietnam Helicopters Pilots Association
  • VA Mobile Veteran Center

Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, California 95677. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at machines located in each parking lot. 

Sponsored by: Veterans Center

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