Seven students from the College of the Ozarks will experience history from the veterans who lived it. The Ozarks Patriotic Education Travel Program is sponsored by C of O and it pairs students with veterans to travel and commemorate battles fought.
C of O Public Relations Director Elizabeth Hughes says the program gives students an opportunity to pass on their experiences to future generations:
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The students will travel to the Solomon Islands in the Pacific with six WWII veteran survivors of the Battle of Guadalcanal to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the campaign.
Since 2009, 12 trips have been taken with a total of 173 students and 73 Veterans participating in the program.