Many Americans on Sept. 11 paid tribute to the servicemen and women who have fought in the past decade's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
This Sunday, the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will have passed, but U.S. troops will still be overseas. And Golden West College will again be doing its part to assist them when they come home.
The college plans to host its sixth annual Chefs for Scholarships fundraiser, in which nearly three dozen local restaurants, wineries and breweries offer food and beverage samples. This year's theme is "A Tribute to Veterans," and the organizers plan to use part of the proceeds to fund scholarships for returning military personnel.
"It's a very difficult transition from the military, going into society, and we want to help them get their education," said Margie Bunten, director of the Golden West College Foundation. "A lot of the time, they really are full-time students."