On November 6, 2008 Mission College honored veterans with a ceremony in the Quad. Master of Ceremonies Javier Toledo introduced the Marine Recruiting Station of Van Nuys for the color guard ceremony. Veteran Affairs Director Georgia Estrada sang the National Anthem. The keynote speaker was Sergeant Michael Reynolds of the United States Marine Corps. Sergeant Reynolds shared his experience and credits the Marine Corps for the person he is today. Reynolds graduated from Los Angeles Mission College in Spring 2008 and is currently attending California State University, Northridge. Attendees included faculty, staff, and students.