Giving respect and honor to all who have served in the military is the emphasis of a special Veterans Day observation event happening at Chemeketa Community College.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Student Center of Building 2 at the Salem campus.
The program will include presentation of the colors by the All Nations Native American Color Guard and the singing of the National Anthem and the Native American Honor Song by Chemeketa students.
The keynote speaker will be Graciala Tiscareno-Sato, a retired United States Air Force captain who is now a STEM consultant to K-12 school districts and a speaker on environmental entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation and Latino educational issues. Tiscareno-Sato also published “Good Night Captain Mama”, the first bilingual childrens’ book about why women serve in the military, and was honored by the White House in March as a Woman Military Veteran Leader Champion of Change.
This event is co-sponsored by the Chemeketa’s Veterans’ Club, Veterans’ Services, Multicultural Student Services, Presidents Office and the Office of Diversity & Equity.
The college will be closed in observation of Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11.