Korean War veteran Mel Jasmin wants to let the younger generation know who our veterans are and what they did for their country.

He and other former military personnel have created the Veterans Speakers Bureau to provide organizations, groups and schools around Clatsop County the opportunity to talk with and listen to veterans and those on active military duty tell about our men and women in uniform.

"It's an opportunity to give both serious and humorous discussion and answer questions about our involvement in the different wars and police actions that we were involved in," Jasmin explained.

Organizations and schools are encouraged to call Jasmin at 861-2033 or 440-0086 for more information or to make a request for a speaker.

Veterans and active military personnel interested in joining the bureau are also asked to call. "Your interest is needed," Jasmin said. "Your experience is needed."