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College of Western Idaho Hosts Activities to Honor Veterans

November 7, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY – College of Western Idaho will be hosting multiple observance activities in honor of Veterans Day,

November 11. The special ceremonies will honor student and employee veterans of CWI and pay special tribute to all who serve in the United States Armed Forces.

The Honor Guard and guest speaker Jeff Bacon, Executive Director of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation and retired United States Naval Captain, will lead each ceremony with symbolic rising of flags and singing of the national anthem.

The activities will commence at the following CWI campus locations:

9:00 a.m. – Ada County Campus, 1360 South Eagle Flight Way, Boise, Idaho

11:--00 a.m. – Nampa Campus, 5500 East Opportunity Drive, Nampa, Idaho

1:00 p.m. – Canyon County Center, 2407 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, Idaho

Guest speaker Bacon served for over 26 years in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer and Oceanographer. He is currently the Executive Director of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides education, mentoring, training, networking, and job placement to severely wounded and injured veterans. The Wyakin Warrior Foundation has partnered with CWI to provide educational opportunities for its members.

In addition to the ceremonial activities at CWI’s Nampa Campus, the Horticulture Department will plant a tree on the East side of Nampa Campus to be dedicated in honor of all CWI Veterans. The tree, donated by Clayton Farms, will be accompanied by an engraved rock marker.

The activities are open to the public and refreshments will be served following each ceremony.

Contact:

Jennifer Couch

(208) 562--‐3508

[email protected]

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About the College of Western Idaho:

The College of Western Idaho is a public, open--‐access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well--‐being by responding with highly--‐ educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. For more information about the college, visit www.cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562--‐3000.

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