Wa-Hi JROTC invites area veterans to attend annual Veterans Day Assembly
The Walla Walla High School JROTC “Blue Devils” Cadet Battalion and the Associated Student Bodies (ASB) will host an assembly to honor all veterans on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the main gym.
"The ASB and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets have an extensive ceremony planned including a distinguished guest speaker and other activities. Veterans and their guests are invited to arrive at 9 a.m., with ceremonies to begin at 9:20," said cadet Lt. Col. Melinda Locke, the battalion commander. "Veterans of all periods and conflicts, including the Cold War, from all branches ... Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and all their components active, reserve, guard, and retired will be recognized for their service to the nation."
Special parking has been arranged and assistance will be available for those with limited mobility between the small gym and the tennis courts, according to a battalion event-planning official. There will be coffee before the event and light refreshments provided immediately following the assembly.
"This event is free and open to veterans, their families, survivors, friends of veterans, and the general public. All are welcome to attend. Please share this with every veteran you know in our community," added Locke.