Friday, October 29, 2010

Two Events to Celebrate Veterans

Phoenix College will honor veterans this November with two special events on campus. On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, community members are invited to a special presentation of Give 'Em Hell Harry!, with actor Gary Sievers playing the role of Harry Truman. The two-hour, one-man show about the 33rd commander-in-chief is on stage at 7:00 p.m. in the college's Bulpitt Auditorium.

Sievers has been playing Truman in one-man shows for 35 years, performing at colleges and universities across the country. The show most recently was greeted with a standing ovation at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and played to sold-out houses at Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and Mesa Community Colleges earlier this year.

Proceeds from the performance will benefit the Maggie DiSanti Women Veterans Scholarship Endowment.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12.50 for students/veterans/seniors and $10 each for groups of 8 or more. Tickets may be purchased online at, at the Phoenix College cashier’s office, and at the event on November 9th with cash or a check.

For more information about performance of Give 'Em Hell Harry! at Phoenix College, contact Michelle Klinger at 5-7842.

On November 10th, the campus community will celebrate Phoenix College 2010 Veterans Appreciation Day. All are welcome to attend this free Saluting Our Heroes event, which will include guest speakers sharing their experiences in the armed forces, music from the 36th Army Band Brass Quintet, and a color guard from Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post 84. Stop by Sophomore Square from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and take the opportunity to show your appreciation for all those who have bravely and honorably served our country in the Armed Forces.

For more information about Veterans Appreciation Day, contact Felicia Kinard at 5-7342.

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