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CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Brightpoint Community College invites the community to join the college’s faculty, staff and students at 11:00 a.m. on November 10, 2023, as they honor those who have served in the armed forces. The college’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at the Midlothian Campus, located at 800 Charter Colony Parkway, in Hamel Hall, room H109.  

This year’s ceremony will feature a keynote address delivered by Connor Burns, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and an alumni of the Posse Veterans Program, which supports veterans interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees. During the ceremony, the college will also recognize its faculty, staff and student veterans, as well as all veterans in attendance. In addition, attendees will be invited to take part in a memorial tree planting. This year’s tree was donated by Carl Duffey of the James River Rotary Club and the Brightpoint Community College Student Veterans Organization.

For directions to the college’s Midlothian Campus, visit For more information about the Veterans Day Ceremony, contact Michael Murphy, VERITAS Veterans Liaison, at or 804-706-5031.

Brightpoint Community College, one of the largest institutions in the Virginia Community College System, envisions a success story for every student. Brightpoint offers students a high-quality, high-value education, with more than 80 majors that provide pathways to careers in in-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 11,700 students during the 2022-23 academic year. It also assisted nearly 4,000 learners in fiscal year 2023 through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Brightpoint and Reynolds community colleges.