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Garrett College in Md. creates lounge for veterans

Monday - 11/12/2012, 3:48am  ET

MCHENRY, Md. (AP) - A community college in western Maryland is honoring students who are military veterans by giving them a special place to study and relax.

The Cumberland Times-News ( http://bit.ly/RJXwCN) reports that Monday's dedication of a veterans lounge at Garrett College in McHenry features guest speakers and a 21-gun salute.

College President Richard MacLennan says students who are veterans need a quiet place to study and be with other veterans.

The lounge includes a big-screen TV and theater-style seating, all funded by community donations.

MacLennan says veterans comprise 5 percent of the student population. He says the lounge sends a message that the community is grateful for their service and that Garrett College is committed to serving them.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, http://www.times- news.com/timesnew.html


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