LCC Student Veteran’s Appreciation Event


March 27, 2019
 

Parsons, KS—The Labette Community College Student Veteran Organization is hosting ‘1 Day, 22 Souls’ Veteran Appreciation and live memorial carving event. The family friendly event will bring awareness and offer resources for the military-connected community. The public is encouraged to attend this free event on April 6, 2019 held in Forest Park, Parsons, KS.  

A live wood carving of the Bald Eagle will begin at 9am. The eagle, unique to North America, represents strength, independence and determination of our Veterans and Service Members.

The honor walk and live wood carving begin at 9am in Forest Park, Parsons. A resource fair, from 10am-2pm, will be available in the LCC Gymnasium across the street from the park. Attendees can learn about what local businesses and organizations have to offer the military-connected community with vendors from the VFW, American Legion, Charlie 22 Outdoors, Labette Center for Mental Health and more. 

In addition to the honor walk and live wood carving, food vendors and guest speakers will begin at 12pm. 

LCC SVO Advisor, Sara Comer said, “The transition from military to civilian life can at time be complicated and misunderstood. Often, Veterans miss the bonds they have formed while serving with their brothers and sisters in Arms. As Veterans separate from the military, they are often searching for a new since of purpose, something to fill the void that has be created by exiting the military.” 

“That’s why the LCC SVO created the “1 Day, Twenty-Two Souls” event, with the goal of making the local community aware of the needs of returning Veterans-especially the transition to colleges and universities, creating spaces where Veterans can gather and help one another, and get the public to understand Veterans’ needs,” said Comer. “The students have worked tirelessly to plan this event.”

For more information or to register, call SVO Advisor, Sara Comer at 620-820-1227 or email svo@labette.edu.

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