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"Thank you. We will never forget you." 2018 Memorial Day Message
One hundred and fifty years ago, no family or community was untouched by the bloodiest conflict in American history — the Civil War. The four-year-long struggle claimed the lives of over 620,000 soldiers — which is more Americans than died in both World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam combined.
It was on May 5, 1868 that the Grand Army of the Republic, an early veterans advocacy group comprised of Civil War veterans, first urged Americans to observe a “National Memorial Day” to honor the dead of the Civil War.
The tradition has grown in the 150 years that have followed. Today, Memorial Day is a cherished and protected national holiday — especially in Oregon.
W. Ashley Cozine
Veterans Resource Specialist, PCC Sylvania
The Importance of Capturing Veterans' Stories
This Fourth of July Weekend, it’s important to reflect upon and celebrate the meaning of this national holiday by honoring those who have served our country to ensure our independence.
Many Americans celebrate by attending parades or reminiscing on our country’s history.
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: