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Vol State hosts veterans forum

Last updated on March 9, 2019

By Katelyn Marshall

Volunteer State Community College Student Veteran Association (VSVA) will be hosting a Veterans Forum Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room A, according to Vol State’s Facebook page.

“The Veterans Forum is an event to give outsiders a look at what military life and transition is like,” said Vol State Veterans Club President, Allison Summers, who served three years in the United States Marine Corps before being medically discharged.

Photo submitted by Allison Summers
Photo submitted by Allison Summers

Summers said that she thinks it is extremely important to understand veterans because, “we are normal people like you and I. We want to break the stereotype.”

For those wanting to know how they can support our veterans, “join the club and get to know us,” said Summers.

“One quote that is very important to me, President Ronald Reagan said, ‘Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.’ Veterans join the military for many reasons, but we can all agree it was to make a difference on our world. We wanted to protect our country and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice,” said Summers.

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