Columbia Basin College Student-veterans Honoring Fellow Service Members
Posted Date: November 7, 2019PASCO, Wash. -- Columbia Basin College (CBC) hosted a Veteran's Day ceremony honoring
all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces at the campus veterans monument.
By: Christopher Poulsen
Veteran speakers told the crowd what being a veteran means to them on Thursday.
Kristin Fox with the school's veterans office estimates around 500 of CBC's students
She's a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and says the ceremony is especially meaningful.
"We like to honor our veterans and let them know they're not alone and that we're
all here to support each other," Fox says. "Don't forget to thank them and just know
we all feel you're all worth it and that's why we did it."
Warrior Scholars Chapter president Isaac Zepeda says this is his second year working
on the project.
"We do something big every year. Veteran's day is actually on the 11th so we're just
having this event early because we have the day off to remember the veterans," he
explains. "We always want to do something for them."