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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Sacrifice, suffering, and grief are synonymous with war. A nation of families, friends and citizens, mourning the loss of their loved ones, need closure in order to start their grieving process. They need a place that represents this loss and celebrates the service and sacrifice that protect the liberties of free nations. Special days were dedicated for paying tribute to those who served since the earliest days of U.S. history. Yet, at the beginning of the 20th century, there remained no singular place for Americans to visit in order to pay tribute to those who gave all. Considering the amount of sacrifices made throughout U.S. history, it seemed natural when the U.S. Congress enacted legislation following World War I to dedicate such a place.

“We have had no national expression of any sort since the war ended that would give the people an opportunity to show their appreciation of the services over there of the young manhood of the nation and it seems to me it would be a very fine thing for Congress to make some provision for a ceremony that would give the people of the country an opportunity to do that.”
General of the Armies John Pershing

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (TUS) was established in 1921. The Unknown Soldiers laid to rest on the east plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater represent all missing and unknown service members who served and made the ultimate sacrifice – they not only gave their lives, but also their identities to protect these freedoms.

The Tomb is the final resting place for the World War I Unknown Soldier, and three crypts contain the remains of Unknown Soldiers representing World War II, the Korean War, with an empty crypt dedicated to honoring our nations missing. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded at all times. As Tomb Guards, we stand watch over their graves in humble reverence, ensuring the Unknowns rest in peace.

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CEDAR, LLC specializes in supporting tribal and non-profit organizations in building capacity and achieving their long term strategic goals.

Training and Seminars

Professional development is essential to keep your employees operating productively. The rapid pace of change in technology, information, and business ensures that the only constant is CHANGE. Training and seminars at CEDAR VTC will help support your efforts to upgrade employee skills and to ensure continuous improvement in your organization. Our MODEL of Organizational Change supports you beyond the training session and helps you define your employee's training needs and subsequently serve those needs. We offer specially designed, engaging instruction that enables personal and professional growth.



Currently Indian Country in the US is experiencing powerful changes. Reduced budgets, the expectations of self-governance, and upheavals in national Indian affairs all affect the ability of Alaskan Tribes to provide services for Tribal members. Changing times also impact the ability of Alaska Native organizations to do business as they have done in the past.



A study found that business consultants maintain a very humble approach in their partnership with the client and believe that the ultimate goal is to make the customer move forward.

Further, consultants are conscious of the amount of control and discretion which comes from the customer and understand that criticism of their role is part of the work and sometimes even justified.



The Alaska State Troopers and City of Ketchikan Police Department have responded to several suspected overdoses this week in the Ketchikan area. Law enforcement believes that a bad batch of suspected he**in is currently circulating in Ketchikan causing the rise in overdose events. At this time, nobody has died as a result of this suspected batch of he**in, however, many have required hospital treatment.

While the use of illegal drugs such as he**in is always discouraged, law enforcement encourages anyone that uses illegal drugs in the Ketchikan area to take extra caution at this time due to high levels of potency in current circulation. The Alaska Health and Social Services Project Hope provides Narcan free of charge, which can help reverse an overdose; you can locate a distribution site and learn more at: https://dhss.alaska.gov/osmap/Pages/hope.aspx

Law enforcement officers in Southeast Alaska are aggressively investigating the source of these illicit narcotics. If you or anyone that you know has any information about drug trafficking in the Ketchikan area please call Alaska State Troopers at (907) 225-5118, the Ketchikan Police Department at (907) 225-6631, or to remain anonymous submit a tip on the AKtips smartphone app or online at: https://www.tip411.com/alerts/81065


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It's Halloween weekend! 🎃 👻 The official kick-off to the holiday season. Some years the little ones need to wear a snowsuit under their costumes and some years…. well….. not so much. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us (which we all know can change ten times in one day), here are a few tips to make sure this year's trick-or-treating escapade is all treats and no mean tricks:
• 🎃 Be visible! Design a costume using white or bright colored pieces, decorate with reflective tape, and carry a flashlight or glow sticks.
• 👻 Take photos before leaving the house. In the unfortunate circumstance that someone should get separated from everyone else – you'll have a current photo for law enforcement.
• 🎃 Wear sturdy footwear and a properly sized costume to prevent trips and falls.
• 👻 Don't go Trick-or-Treating alone! Bring a trusted adult and stay together.
• 🎃Never go into the home of a stranger.
• 👻 Use sidewalks whenever possible and stick to walking at the edge of the roadway when there is no sidewalk. Make sure to watch for cars and cross the street at designated crosswalks.
• 🎃 Have a parent or trusted adult examine all the candy BEFORE you eat it. Yes, we are fully aware that this is the hardest rule to follow. Who wants to wait?? 🍭 🍬
• 👻 Make sure someone in your group has a cell phone. If you see something suspicious, call the police at 3-1-1 for non-emergencies or 9-1-1 if it's an emergency.
🎃🎃🎃We all know that carved pumpkins are a real treat for moose. They will come up on your porch to dine, so remember to throw away your jack-o-lanterns when trick-or-treaters are gone or expect a visit to your home from the ½-ton cow-like spindly-legged city dwellers. .🎃🎃🎃


Management Consulting
From Marketing to HR functions to IT, we can support organizational functioning while in transition.



Strategic Planning
Professional facilitation, reporting, and implementation support. We provide genuine understanding of the unique needs of Alaskan organizations.



CEDAR Model of Organizational Development
* Client-Centered Needs Assessment
* Program or Product Development
* Training & Staff Development
* 360° Evaluation
* Supportive Follow Up
People are any organization’s greatest resource. Developing capacity in people supports organizational growth. Through positive interactions, supportive instruction, and inspirational teambuilding, CEDAR is able to help our clients to advance their teams to higher levels of productivity.



Our clients receive our total commitment to ensuring that each interaction with CEDAR is designed to increase your organization’s capacity to achieve goals. Working with and through our clients to determine needs, CEDAR helps to develop innovative solutions that meet the organization’s mission and vision.



At CEDAR, our experienced consulting team has over 130 years of combined experience working with Alaskan organizations. Serving primarily in the fields of education, organizational development, and tribal governance, our consultants have built reputations based on innovation, productive action, and quality. In today’s challenging organizational atmosphere, CEDAR’s supportive services can help you meet your strategic goals.



CEDAR training sessions remain as a planned and continuous process, concentrating on human resources in order to bring on certain changes in shifting of new knowledge, skills, behavior, and attitude to develop and maintain competence to perform specific roles in job-related tasks and to meet specific, current and future needs of the individual or organization.



CEDAR would develop a process to the client’s needs that equip people with the knowledge and skills they will need in their careers at elevated levels in the organization. The process is a planned and systematic effort to modify or develop knowledge, skills, and attitude through the learning experience, to achieve effective performance in various ranges of activities. CEDAR activities develop the knowledge, skills, values, and understanding required in all aspects of life rather than knowledge and skills relating to only a limited field of activity.



Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day is a holiday that's celebrated on the first Monday of September and this year it falls on the 6th. The holiday recognizes the American labor movement and the work and contribution of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.


CEDAR’s thorough needs assessment is a part of the planning processes, used for the improvement of individuals or the organization’s education or training. A training need arises when employees or departments lack basic determining skills, knowledge, or ability to perform their tasks in their field. CEDAR would bring people to the desired standard of efficiency by helping them to learn to do things the way needs to be done.



CEDAR will provide clients with the up-to-date skills, knowledge, and information needed to perform effectively and efficiently. Why? Since training and development have become a major consideration in many organizations, due to the greater demand for both technical and human relation skills, and the rapid change of technology. There is a great need for greater management skills, changing customer expectations, and knowledge levels. Consequently, organizations are expected to invest resources, including time and money, to ensure that their workforce has the right knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.



CEDAR (LLC) is a group of professional consultants who provide expert advice in specific areas for instance; management, accountancy, human resources, marketing (and public relations), security (electronic or physical), finance, or any of many other specialized fields. CEDAR consultants are engaged to fulfill solutions to specific issues but generally count on the consultant to decide, within constraints such as budget and resources agreed with the client.



CEDAR, LLC provides training to enhance the skills of tribal employees through workshops and seminars. Each workshop and/or seminar focuses on skills needed to help move your organization toward high performance in Alaska. We incorporate Alaskan awareness with Alaska Native cultural sensibilities to ensure that instruction is truly for Alaskans.



The needs of tribes and Alaska Native organizations are as diverse as the Great Land we reside upon. CEDAR, LLC consultants understand diversity and are able to creatively imagine programs that have the potential to meet tribal goals in the long and short term. Goals might include enhanced youth employment, accountable training & education programs, improved customer/client services, more effective interactions with political powers, higher levels of management expertise, and focused needs assessment.



Consultants at CEDAR, LLC understand the challenges of working within federal regulations while working to meet strategic objectives in our Native communities. CEDAR, LLC provides strategic planning facilitation that focuses on appropriate budgets, leveraging multiple sources of revenue, and creatively utilizing the assets in the organization and community to achieve strategic goals.


Training and Seminars

Professional development is essential to keep your employees operating productively. The rapid pace of change in technology, information, and business ensures that the only constant is CHANGE. Trainings and seminars at CEDAR VTC will help support your efforts to ungrade employee skills and to ensure continuous improvement in your organization. Our MODEL of Organizational Change supports you beyond the trainig session and helps you define your employees training needs and subsequently serve those needs. We offer specially designed, engaging instruction that enables personal and professional growth.



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Management Consulting

At various times in organizations, an external view is helpful. It's a normal pattern for an orgnaization to dip into a temporary rut; finding the way out is the challenge. CEDAR consultants can help get you moving in the right direction. With experience in marketing, human resources, policy development, employee supervision, implementation of new processes, and IT, we can support organizational functioning. Additionally, we also understand the complexity of hiring professionals to manage specific tasks while transitioning between employees. CEDAR consultants are available to help you fill the gaps while in transition.



Strategic Planning

CEDAR consultants are experienced in professional strategic planning facilitation, reporting, and implementation support. Years of experience in managing complex organizations, participating in planning processes, and facilitating change management enables us to support your effort with a clear understanding of how to achieve a desired outcome. In addition to providing professional services, we provide genuine understanding of the unique needs of Alaskan organizations. We believe that Alaskans should support other Alaskans. Our goal is to help your Alaskan organization move forward.


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