Joliet Central High School To Hold 6th Annual Veterans Ceremony Nov. 10
October 18, 2016 09:26 AM
On Thursday, November 10, Joliet Central High School will honor local veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces at its 6th annual Veterans Ceremony. This hour-long program begins at 2:20 p.m. in the Joliet Central auditorium located at 201 E. Jefferson Street in Joliet. The public is invited to attend and veterans who will be present are encouraged to contact Community and Alumni Relations Director Kristine Schlismann at (815) 727-6796 to be recognized at the event. Visitors may arrive at 2:00 p.m. Parking will be available in the all lots and guests may enter the building through the Student Center or at the auditorium entrance off Eastern Avenue.
As this year marks the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen, the theme of the ceremony celebrates African American veterans. Included among the cast of this very poignant ceremony are the JROTC Cadets; the Joliet Central Symphonic Band with a musical tribute representing each branch of the service; the Joliet Central Choirs offering patriotic hymns; ROTC Commander Phil Jayko reading “Duty, Honor, Country,” and moving student-produced video presentations.
Following the ceremony, Joliet Central administrators, faculty and staff will host a reception in the Student Center for veterans, military personnel, families, friends, and elected officials. Students and guests will have the opportunity to personally meet with the veterans. A panel discussion with the veterans will offer the students an exceptional educational opportunity immediately after the reception.
“Joliet Central High School takes pride in honoring our veterans and looks forward to continuing this tradition,” said Joliet Central High School Principal Shad Hallihan.
For more information or if you have a veteran whom you would like to have honored at the ceremony, call the JTHS Community & Alumni Relations Office at (815) 727-6796 or email Kristine Schlismann, Director of Community and Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Ceremony Flyer
Veteran Info Collection Sheet