Washington Veterans to Speak at War Memorials on Capitol Campus

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Employment Security DepartmentWashington veterans will speak about their military experiences in honor of Veterans Day at a ceremony from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., November 7, on the state capitol campus in Olympia.The public is invited to gather first at the WWII Memorial near the corner of Capitol Way South and 11th Avenue Southeast. Event attendees will then walk to the Winged Victory Monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and conclude at the Korean War Memorial, hearing a speaker and music at each stop.The speakers:Army veteran and Meritorious Service Medal recipient Jennifer Prewitt. She currently works at WorkSource Joint Base Lewis-McChord, helping soldiers transition to civilian life.Steve Severson, Marine Corps veteran. Severson completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan and now connects businesses in Thurston and Lewis counties with veteran employees.Katrina Stensgaard, Army veteran. Stensgaard was an intelligence analyst, serving for over 15 years in Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea and the Philippines. She currently works for the Washington Service Corps.Army veteran Don Meseck. Meseck retired from the Army Reserve after 26 years and 16 overseas assignments. His decorations include the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star. He currently works as a labor economist with the Employment Security Department.The Veterans Day ceremony is the 28th annual event sponsored by the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) and the Employment Security Department’s Veteran Employee Resource Group.Billie Wright, Employment Security’s chief human resources officer and a military spouse, will emcee the event. The Washington National Guard will present the colors. Singers Pierre Bell and Jeanette Nelson of Employment Security, and musician Vincent Anderson of the Health Care Authority, will perform patriotic songs. The Spanaway Lake High School Music Company also will perform. Anderson will formally end the ceremony with “Taps.”“IAWP has been a proud sponsor of this ceremony for all of its 28 years,” said Rebekah Wilkes, president of IAWP’s Southwest Sub-chapter. “We’re honored to host this free event, bringing you four Washington veterans to share their thoughts and wisdom this Veterans Day. Please join us!”Flags will be available for participants to place at the memorials.last_img read more

Despite breaking ground on D/N tests for India, Sourav Ganguly non-committal on 4 day…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/PTIAdvertisement 9zfq1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs91svp9nWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre En6bn3l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) a4diWould you ever consider trying this?😱fnhcCan your students do this? 🌚obydcRoller skating! Powered by Firework As the World Test Championship will kick off from 2023, the International Cricket Council(ICC) is already discussing on a reduction of the duration of tests from the current five days to four days. While The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has spoken in favour of the four day tests, there have been a rise of counter arguments, with many preferring the legacy duration of five days. Now, Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has opened up on the matter.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/PTIStarting from the 2023 World Test Championship, ICC is likely to trim down all further test series duration in the next decade, in an attempt to reduce the strain on cricketers they they usually face in a five day cycle.However, Ganguly believes at present, it is still very early to comment anything about the possible shortening of tests.Advertisement “First we will have to see the proposal, let it come and then we will see. It’s too early to say. Can’t comment just like this.” Dada spoke to reporters in an interview at Eden Gardens.Reminding the success of the Day Night test cricket, it too was subjected to criticism at an early stage. However, in the long run, day night tests have increased the inclination towards the game format, which turned out more spectators in test matches. The issue of bad lighting in matches is also gone, with the usage of floodlights during night time.Advertisement Although sounding new, the idea of a four day test has been tried and tested in the past. South Africa and Zimbabwe tried the concept for the first time in the history of the game in 2017.The most recent one took place between England and Ireland last summer. The test ended on day three, but an extension of 30 minutes was allotted on each day, that increased the total overs to be bowled to 98 from the usual 90.The England and Wales Cricket Board has come forward with a support for the idea of four day tests. “We’re definite proponents of the four-day Test concept but cautiously so,” an ECB spokesperson said in a recent interview.“We understand it’s an emotive topic for players, fans and others who have concerns about challenging the heritage of Test cricket,” the spokesperson added.While reducing the complexity of year around schedule of teams and also the workloads on players, the idea of four day tests will also free up around an estimated 40 days in a calendar year.Also read-An early look into the World Test Championship tableSA captain Faf du Plessis against idea of Super Series between Big 3 teams Advertisementlast_img read more