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UCC hosts resource fair for Roseburg-area veterans

"One of the reasons I came home," veteran Jerry Anderson said, "because of the support in Douglas County and Roseburg, Oregon, for our veterans." (SBG)

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Veterans from the Roseburg area had chance to explore different resources available to them, from jobs to housing to mental health programs, at an event held at Umpqua Community College.

UCC officials want events like these to help veterans feel more welcome in the community.

"One of the reasons I came home," veteran Jerry Anderson said, "because of the support in Douglas County and Roseburg, Oregon, for our veterans."

The college wants to be the place veterans can feel comfortable going to for help.

"UCC can say we are veterans friendly, but this shows the community that we are veterans friendly because we have all of these services here on campus," said Diana Kelly, who works in student life at UCC.

The fair also featured the Vietnam Memorial traveling wall that moves from location to location all across Oregon.

The college was excited to feature the wall after years of planning.

"I felt very happy and relieved," Kelly said. "It was like oh my gosh, my dream came true. It's - I can't explain it."

And for the veterans, the wall means a great deal.

"Just need to recognize the service and support that our veterans have provided for our country," Anderson said.

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