October 23, 2014
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Chief Communications Officer
Clark College honors veterans
On Family-friendly Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 10 open to students and the community
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College’s Veterans Resource Center will hold a celebration honoring Veterans Day on Monday, November 10, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Gaiser Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The celebration will include:
- A Presentation of the Colors
- Guest speakers, including student veterans, who served in different conflicts
- Information tables, including one where guests can write cards to members of the military
- An Honor Tree, on which guests can attach ribbons decorated with the names of loved ones who have served or are serving in our country’s military
- A children’s activity table
- Free food and non-alcoholic refreshments
- Military memorabilia from the historic Ft. Vancouver Barracks
The celebration is scheduled for the day before the official Veterans Day holiday, as the college is closed Nov. 11.
Clark College’s Veterans Resource Center opened in March with the help of a grant from the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. About 700 veterans attend Clark every quarter.
About Clark College
Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving up to 14,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Washington State’s largest single-campus, for-credit community college. The college currently offers classes at three satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus; one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver; and one in the Columbia River Gorge in Bingen, WA. Additionally, its Corporate & Continuing Education program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.