We have some wonderful programming involving veterans this semester at Jefferson Community College. Just last week we hosted, in partnership with the Carthage Central School District, an inspirational presentation by retired SSG Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee and veteran of the war in Afghanistan. In just a couple of weeks we have two special events featuring The Resilient, a band comprised of U.S. combat veterans.
The Resilient is an American rock band focused on creating powerful music that reflects both the hardship and inspiration that they have experienced in their military and civilian careers. Formed in the summer of 2018 in a small town in Pennsylvania and comprised primarily of severely wounded U.S. combat veterans, the music reflects their name - sincere lyricism, lulling melodies, hypnotizing beats, and weaving harmonies which are explorative yet unforgiving. Their visit to campus is made possible by a National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) grant with support from the Disabled Action Persons Organization. To learn more: https://sunyjefferson.edu/news/resilient_fall2021.php.
On Friday, September 17, The Resilient will take part in a conversational panel with audience members in the Sturtz Theater. On Saturday, September 18 they will perform live in the McVean Gymnasium. Masks are required for both events.
Both events are free and the public is invited to attend, however we do ask for pre-registration via the links below. Please feel free to share with constituents, colleagues, friends and family.
To register for Conversations with The Resilient: https://bit.ly/resilientevents2
To register for The Resilient Concert: https://bit.ly/resilientevents3
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email, email@example.com, or via telephone, 315-786-2404.