On Veterans Day at 11:30 AM, Thomas Nelson Community College officially opens its Veterans Services Center on the Hampton campus. TNCC President Dr. John Dever and Delegate Gordon Helsel will lead the ceremony at Building B, Modular 1.
At noon in the Gallery of Building E, Thomas Nelson Community College will sell copies of Helsel's memoir "The Day God Showed Up" and Del. Helsel, an alumnus, will autograph the books to help the Veterans Services Center.
Decorated with the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, Helsel wrote his book to thank God for miraculously saving his life in Vietnam and to honor all Americans who put their lives on the line by serving our country.
Thomas Nelson Community College welcomes all veterans, active duty U.S. Armed Forces and civilians to these events.