FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2013
SERVICENATION, WASHINGTON VET CORPS, AND PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY TO
HOST TOWN HALL HONORING VETERANS CONTINUING TO SERVE THROUGH AMERICORPS
Who: ServiceNation, Washington Vet Corps, Pacific Lutheran University
What: Town Hall focused on highlighting and honoring veterans who continue to serve their country and community through AmeriCorps
When: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 from 10AM – 12PM
Where: Pacific Lutheran University, Anderson University Center, Regency Room 203 in Tacoma, WA
Why: Since AmeriCorps’ inception, over 17,000 veterans have decided to continue to serve their country and community through AmeriCorps. With over 1 million veterans returning home after over a decade of war, national service is an effective strategy for helping with veteran reintegration and giving veterans a new mission and an opportunity to utilize their skills in service to their community.
Washington is home to several of our nation’s premier national service organization utilizing veterans, Washington Vet Corps, Washington Veterans Conservation Corps, and Red Cross to name a few. As part of a nationwide effort to highlight and honor the continued service of veterans in AmeriCorps and raise awareness about national service as a strategy for supporting veteran reintegration, ServiceNation, Washington Vet Corps, and Pacific Lutheran University have teamed up to host a town hall. The event will feature a panel discussion with leaders from the veteran and national service community, along with congressional office representatives.
This state-wide event is free and open to the public.
ServiceNation is working toward the day when a year of national service is a common expectation and common opportunity in America. Its goal is to create one million annual opportunities for national service through implementation of the Serve America Act, expanding opportunities for veterans to continue serving our nation, and raising cultural awareness about the value of national service. Learn more at www.servicenation.org.