MCJROTC Veterans Day Events

Submitted and Written By Marisa Carey

Thank you to all the MCJROTC Cadets for attending the Vietnam War Memorial Agent Orange/Dioxins Balloon release held in Beaver, PA on Thursday, November 11th by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Southwestern PA Chapter 862.

Thank you to the following Marines for their support and participation in the Veteran’s Day Parade:

Major Paugh, USMC, Associate Professor of Naval Sciences, Executive Officer at Carnegie Mellon University and Interim Ambridge MCJROTC Instructor.

Marine Corps Recruiter SSgt Perry

Marine Corps Recruiter Sgt Love

PVT Ethan Hertneky, Brother of MCJROTC Cadet Aliyah Hertneky, Previous Ambridge MCJROTC cadet, Marine Corps Graduate November 5th, 2021 and currently on 10 day boot leave.

 

Thank you to the following MCJROTC cadets for their participation in the Beaver County Veterans Day Parade in Beaver, PA held on Thursday, November 11th.

Wreath ceremonies:
WWI War Memorial:  Aliyah Hertneky
WWII War Memorial:  Hannah Carey
Korean War Memorial:  Marc Ross
Vietnam War and POW/MIA memorials:  Kenzie and Ricardo Lopez
Modern Warfare Memorial:  Elise Propst

Color Guard:
National Ensign – Hannah Carey
Marine Corps Flag – Kenzie Lopez
Left Rifle – Ricardo Lopez
Right Rifle – Elise Propst

Service flags:
Army-Christian Earle
Marine Corps-Chloe Cervi
Navy-Amanda Martin
Air Force-Michelle Krol
Coast Guard-Dakota Pritchard

Iwo Jima Float:
Sam Adiwinata
Christian Hatcher
Lance Bobak
Ethan Carey
Justin Couch

Thank you to Christopher Carey for his trailer preparation, assisting Mary Jo Kehoe with decorations and driving his truck and trailer for the Iwo Jima float.

 

Thank you to 1st Sgt Curtis, Beaver County Veterans Day Event Coordinator, for his time, training and practice in preparation of the Wreath Ceremonies.

Thank you to Major Paugh, USMC, Associate Professor of Naval Sciences, Executive Officer at Carnegie Mellon University and Interim Ambridge MCJROTC Instructor for his oversight and leadership of the Wreath Ceremonies.

Thank you to Mary Jo Kehoe, Ambridge Area School District Board Member, for your support and accompanying me at the Wreath Ceremony Practice along with planning and communications.

Thank you Janice Zupsic, Ambridge Area High School Principal, for her support and attendance.

Thank you to Christine Hertneky, MCJROTC Parent Support Group Parent, for your help with transporting our daughters on one side of the parade route while I transported the remaining cadets on the other side of the parade route from the Wreath Ceremony to the Parade starting line up.  It was a very tight timeline and with the help of Mary Jo Kehoe’s planning, we all were successful!

 

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