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“We Are Oregon Veterans” Special 2016 Veterans Day Message
Veterans’ Day is a reminder of the service and sacrifice of our fellow Americans who have raised their right hand and sworn to protect our freedoms. Across Oregon, more than 326,000 veterans have served and many more continue to stand guard, serving in uniform today across the world.
We are one out of every 12 Oregonians, and we are a diverse community. We are men, and we are women. We are urban, and we are rural. We are young and aging. We are gay and straight, and we are every ethnicity and every religion. We are Oregon veterans.
Throughout the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) more than 70-year history, these Oregonians are the motivation for our work.
Women Veterans Coordinator, ODVA
Veterans Resource Specialist, PCC Sylvania
Listening to Oregon Women Voices
“I’ve been so angry recently,” she said, speaking quietly, her voice shaking. “It’s been 30 years, and I’ve never told anyone what my sergeant did to me. I was only 19.”
These are the words of an Oregon woman veteran, sharing her story during a listening session with me in the spring of 2016.
Transitioning from Boots to Books: Quick Tips for Student Veterans
Many student veterans struggle with the transition from military service to higher education. Most, if not all, post-secondary institutions offer services to help student veterans make the most of their college experience. Here are some of my quick tips for veterans who are wading into the world of higher education: