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Veteran Services Program

Posted on 29th April 2014 at 15:41

There’s a special program planned today at Lower Columbia College, focusing on the issues of women veterans and the unique challenges that they face when returning home after overseas deployments. This evening’s program is titled “When Women Come Marching Home,” and will feature a visit from Lourdes Alvarado-Ramos, the Director of the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs. LCC’s Veteran Services program notes that women are making up a larger percentage of the veterans returning home from military service, and they say that these women may face a very different transition back to civilian life than their male counterparts. Family, friends, employers and other members of the community can help with this transition, and tonight’s program will help show how you might be able to help. Along with the participation of Alvarado-Ramos, there will be a screening of a documentary called “Service: When Women Came Marching Home,” along with a panel of local women veterans who will discuss their experiences. The free program starts at 6:30 pm in the Wollenberg Auditorium at the Rose Center for the Arts, and is open to anyone interested.