US Army Celebrates Oregon Area High School Graduates Commitment to Country
400 Black and Gold Honor Cords distributed to enlisted graduating seniors
Portland, OR - Jun 3, 2010

Celebrating the graduation tradition and commitment to country, the United States Army will honor 400 graduating high school seniors from the Portland area with special Black and Gold Honor Cords. Partnering with local high schools, the Army is providing enlisted graduating seniors with special Army colored cords to be worn during graduation to celebrate their academic achievements and upcoming military service.

Jostens representative Dan Peters collaborated with the Army to implement the tradition for graduating recruits. Honor cords consist of twisted cords with tassels on either end and are awarded to individuals for outstanding academic and non-academic achievements, awards and honors. These special Black and Gold Honor Cords recognize the importance and tradition of graduation, service to country and the Army. 

About Jostens

Minneapolis-based Jostens is a provider of products, programs and services that help people tell their stories, celebrate important traditions and recognize achievements. The Company’s products include school yearbooks and other memory book products, scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for athletic champions and their fans. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling and educational and trade publishing segments.