PCC students veterans host four-star general, Army band for remembrance event

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On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Southeast Campus Student Veterans Association welcomed Gen. Merrill “Tony” McPeak and the 234th Army Band & Color Guard to the Great Hall in Mt. Tabor Hall for a salute to military veterans. More than 70 people listened to the retired four-star general and Air Force Chief of Staff, who was a Co-Chairman and military advisor during Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. He was also interviewed in and was a consultant on the 10-part Ken Burns film on PBS ‘The Vietnam War.’

Kudos to the students for organizing a great salute to veterans!

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x by Josh 3 days ago

This is great to see, I am so glad there is a veteran’s resource center in Cascade now as well. We need to respect former service members even if we disagree with foreign policy decisions. Kudos. I hope no disrespectful students were taking a knee at this event.

x by Ian 7 hours ago

The PCC veteran community is working hard to get a Veteran Resource Center established at SE Campus. It is commendable that SE is working on recognizing veterans and the veteran community. We just need the SE Campus administration to provide a designated area large enough for a Veteran Resource Center and appoint a VRC staff coordinator position.

In regards to the speaker (Gen. McPeak). He has a wealth of knowledge and a very diverse amount of experience. I hope he had some influence with individuals and had a productive exchange in communication.

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