Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sun Sounds Volunteer Honored

Congratulations to Tempe Sun Sounds Volunteer Roger Ferland who was named the 2014 Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year, the highest accolade from the Disabled American Veterans.

Serving as a squad leader and platoon sergeant during the war in 1968, Ferland lost both legs and sustained severe injuries to his arm.

Today, Ferland believes in giving back. After practicing law for more than 35 years, he worked with his local DAV to spearhead legal clinics run by the State Bar of Arizona where more than 300 lawyers provide pro bono legal assistance to veterans, particularly in the much-needed area of family law.

Ferland was profiled in a recent article in the Arizona Republic. Learn more about how Ferland serves his community in this video.

Sun Sounds of Arizona provides audio access to printed information for anyone with a disability that makes reading print difficult. Sun Sounds of Arizona is part of the Division of Public Service at Rio Salado College, one of the ten Maricopa County Community Colleges.