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Veterans' Day Observance Nov. 9: Honoring All Who Served

Clatsop Community College will hold an event, “Honoring All Who Served – Welcome Home 2011,” to honor veterans, serving military and their families in observance of Veterans Day.

The event will take place on a day that classes are in session to maximize opportunity for student participation - Wednesday, November 9, 11:45am to 12:30pm, CCC Columbia Hall foyer, 1651 Lexington Avenue. Currently, 140 CCC students are identified as veterans. The public is invited to attend and participate in honoring our local veterans, serving military and their families. On-campus parking is limited.

The schedule of speakers and featured activities includes:

  • 11:30am – Jewell School District Concert Band, directed by Cory Pederson
  • 11:45am – Reception for all Veterans, Serving Military and Family Members
  • 12:00pm – Presentation of the Colors, Commander Mike Phillips, Astoria American Legion Post 12
  • 12:05pm – Greetings: Astoria Mayor Willis Van Dusen; CCC Board President Paul Gillum; Associated Student Government President Helen Johnson; Oregon National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Kathryn Pritchard; CCC Vice President of Instruction Stephen Schoonmaker
  • 12:15pm – Recognition of Veterans, Military and Family Members
  • 12:25pm – Veterans Employment, Benefits and College program information
  • 12:30pm – Closing; Information Tables for Veterans and Family Supports; Refreshments provided by the Associated Student Government of CCC.

Please direct inquiries regarding this event and VA Education benefits for college to: Jim Holen, 503-338-2474.

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. ADA accessible; for other accommodations call 503-338-2474; TDD 503-338-2468 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

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