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Vietnam Vets Donate to Mt. Wachusett Students

November 16, 2018

Members of Gardner-based Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently donated $2,000 to the MWCC Foundation to support scholarships for veterans. From left are state Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik; Senior Staff Associate to the President and MWCC Foundation Jo-Ann Meagher; MWCC Director of Veteran Services Robert Mayer; MWCC President James Vander Hooven; VVA Chapter 907 President James Benton III; VVA Chapter 907 Vice President Charles Hodgkinson; VVA Chapter 907 Michael Zlotnik; VVVA member Marianne Temes; and state Sen. Dean Tran. SUBMITTED PHOTO Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

GARDNER -- Members of Gardner-based Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship.

The donation is part of the group’s annual giving with the funds primarily being raised during the group’s Vietnam Veterans of America Memorial Ride that takes place on the Sunday before Memorial Day. The group donates nearly all of what it raises every year, said President James Benton III.

The Veterans Memorial Scholarship was established to assist student veterans and ensure that their service and sacrifices will not be forgotten. Scholarship funds are awarded to new or returning full-time students who were honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces, or are currently serving in the Reserves or National Guard.

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