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Truxal Library Special Topic Guide: "Proud to Serve". Veterans Appreciation Month 2021

Today we honor you and all that you do for our country

Veterans Appreciation Month

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11. This holiday honors military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Anne Arundel Community College celebrates Veterans Appreciation Month throughout November. The 2021 theme for Anne Arundel Community College is "Proud to Serve."

This Andrew G. Truxal Library library guide highlights print and electronic library materials to support learning about veterans' experiences highlighting recent publications.

Veterans Day 2021 Competition Winner Poster - US Veterans Administration

 National Veterans Day Poster Contest Winner

"The theme for Veterans Day 2021 is centered on the centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Located at Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb was initially dedicated by the Army on Armistice Day, November 11, 1921, with the burial of an unknown service member from World War I. Over the past century, additional unknowns have been buried at the Tomb, and the site has become a people’s memorial that inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning. This year’s Veterans Day poster competition asks artists to envision a design that evokes elements of the history, legacy, and meaning of the Tomb during its centennial anniversary. Whether inspired by historic images of the Tomb, the ceremonies and rituals that take place at the site, or the physical Tomb itself, artists should interpret the Tomb’s centennial in a way that honors its past and recognizes its continued importance in American society to all."

Veterans Day - Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (

Proud to Serve





AACC's campus pantry is created in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank and provides food to individuals and families in our community. 

We are currently offering AACC food pantry services remotely, through delivery of nonperishable, shelf-stable items. Students, faculty and staff experiencing food insecurity may request a one-time or weekly deliveries. Inquiries and sign-up requests may be sent via email to Delivery boxes will include nutritious staples such as pasta, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables and other items. We're working to ensure we have an adequate supply of emergency food available to meet an anticipated uptick in demand. If you have a dietary restriction, be sure to indicate that in your request.

If you have additional questions about food pantry services, email

Note: We will provide direct shipment to the AACC student, faculty or staff member. We are unable to ship food to your family or friends.


AACC understands that unforeseen financial emergencies occur from time to time, and has established an emergency fund to help meet the immediate needs of students in crisis. If you’re experiencing a specific financial need because of a single traumatic event or an on-going crisis, a HelpLink grant may be able to provide short-term support.

HelpLink grants provide temporary, short-term financial help to students for critical expenses including:

  • Child care
  • Food
  • Housing (rental fees)
  • Living expenses (e.g., specified utilities)
  • Medical/health care (e.g., copays, equipment)
  • Textbooks/course materials
  • Transportation (e.g., bus fare, gas cards, etc.)

Please note that there are some limits to the ways in which purchases can be made. Each applicant will work one on one with a member of the HelpLink team to ensure that they understand what they are eligible for and how the aid can be awarded.




Military/Veteran Resource Center at AACC is located at the Andrew G. Truxal Library building on the first floor, and it is part of the Student Achievement and Success Program (SASP). The telephone number for The Center is 410-777-4838. The Military/Veteran Resource Center serves as an initial point of contact for new and continuing military-connected students and their families. For more information about the Military/ Veteran Resource Center, please email



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