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College Veteran Groups Honored By Leon County Commission

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In advance of Veterans Day, two veterans groups were honored on Thursday at FSU for their exceptional work with returning servicemen and those abroad. Leon County Commissioner Jane Sauls presented them with an award.

The honors went to the Collegiate Veterans Association, a group that helps servicemen transition into student-civilian life, and the Thank a Soldier Organization, a group that sends care-packages to troops abroad. President of the Thank a Soldier Organization, Signè Thomas, said the reason for the group’s existence is simple.

“There’s lots of students on campus that believe that the reason why we have the rights and freedoms and liberties that we do is not by coincidence but because certain folks are sacrificing their time, energy, sometimes giving the ultimate sacrifice to allow us to have those freedoms,” Thomas said.

The Collegiate Veterans Association was presented with a five-hundred dollar grant to continue its work helping returning soldiers attend college. The group will be hosting the second annual Student Veterans Film Festival on Veterans Day.