Happy Veterans Day from The Pacifican


Happy Veteran’s Day! A quick history – today is dedicated to the brave 21 million plus American veterans of all wars, as it was started in 1918 when hostilities ceased in the First World War during what we know as “the Great War.” While public schools have the day off, UOP is still in action on this commemorative day. Many of us do not know that Pacific has our very own Veteran’s Resource Center. The office is dedicated to ensuring that veteran, military, and eligible family members have a smooth transition and can take full advantage of their education here at Pacific. They reach out to prospective, current, and graduating student veterans.

This year, the Veteran Resource Center is hosting a VET NET Ally Seminar and Ceremony. If you are catching this article on time, this event is free and open to the public at the Library Community Room from 8:30am-12:30pm. During the seminar, they will discuss the VET NET Ally program mission and Pacific’s involvement. The seminar is followed by a ceremony directly outside of DeRosa University Center from 1:00pm-2:00pm. It will last approximately 45 minutes while a local veteran and longtime Pacific advocate, Andy Prokop, is honored.

I am proud to be part of a campus that honors our veterans on not only this day but sustainably. In light of recent circumstances, I hope we can breed peace and have a blessed day today and for days to come.

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Ashley Pham

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