|Maj. David Raines, Charlie Company commander at the Warrior Transition Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, speaks during Clover Park Technical College's Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 7.|
|Congressman Denny Heck provided the keynote address at Clover Park Technical College's Nov. 7 Veterans Day Ceremony.|
"Veterans Day is not just another day to recognize veterans," said Congressman Heck during his speech. "It's a day to reignite our commitment to veterans issues. We don't recognize veterans just once every three-hundred and sixty-five days."
Heck's keynote address was delivered after Maj. David Raines, who commands Charlie Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, provided vivid stories of wounded soldiers battling to recover from their injuries.
"Soldiers in our battalion learn to make barriers, we call them challenges, a speed bump to look back on in their transition back to the force or to civilian life," said Raines.
The event also featured a POW/MIA Ceremony led by student veterans Travis Cohen-Lucy and Randy Holt and CPTC alumni and U.S. Army Veteran Jonathan Wagner, who now works in the Veterans Resource Center at CPTC.