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Wiesbaden HS JROTC Warrior Battalion Honors Veterans with "Our Heroes' Tree"

Cadet Ella Griffin and C/CPT Charlie Lopez lead the Heroes' Tree ceremony on 10 NOV 2020 at Wiesbaden High School, Germany
Cadet Ella Griffin and C/CPT Charlie Lopez lead the Heroes' Tree ceremony on 10 NOV 2020 at Wiesbaden High School, Germany
Photo Credit: LTC (R) Jon Ring
  • Posted on November 12th, 2020
  • Story by: C/MAJ Garrett Cheney
  • 2nd Brigade
    Event Veterans Day

WIESBADEN, GERMANY -- Wiesbaden High School JROTC Warrior Battalion leads the way to honor Veterans of our community who have served our country throughout its history, To begin the school day on the 10th of November, the student body and faculty of WHS participated in a ceremony to commemorate our veterans through an "Our Heroes' Tree". The Heroes' tree stands at the entryway to Wiesbaden High School and will stand through December first. Students and Faculty are encouraged to leave a memento to honor their veterans.

Cadet Captain Charlie Lopez served as the Narrator of the ceremony. Our Heroes' Tree Poem was recited by Cadet Ella Griffin. Designated Cadets recognized the fourteen veterans currently working on the faculty at the high school. Doctor Heather Ramagila joined in by recognizing and honoring her father Vince Ramagila who served in the United States Navy during Vietnam.

Wiesbaden High School JROTC encourages the community to honor their veterans by placing their own ornament or memento to the tree as long as its standing.

Cadet Sergeant Major Samuel Houston said, "This ceremony was good reminder through time of trouble about how important it is to be selfless"


Additional Images
 Wiesbaden High School Principal Dr. Heather Ramaglia honors her father, BT3 Vince Ramaglia who served in Viet Nam on the USS Oriskany by placing an ornament on the Heroes' Tree
Wiesbaden High School Principal Dr. Heather Ramaglia honors her father, BT3 Vince Ramaglia who served in Viet Nam on the USS Oriskany by placing an "ornament" on the Heroes' Tree