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The Wichita JROTC Leadership Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony
Photo Credit: COL (R) Robert Hester

  • Posted on Nov 15th, 2021
  • Story by: COL (R) Robert Hester
  • 3rd Brigade
    Veterans Day

The Wichita JROTC Leadership Veterans Day Ceremony was a success. Every cadet performed extremely well. The Corps Staff leadership was outstanding. The Southeast Madrigals, band and orchestra were perfect. Taps was very memorable. And the pass-in-review was a great closing event. 1stLt Kelly Nguyen, our speaker, was on target. She came from humble beginnings but was determined to succeed-successfully completing the IB program, and graduating and commissioning from the Air Force Academy. She gave this message to cadets, laying out what they needed to do to succeed, and inspired them to have hope and direction for the future.

The audience enjoyed and appreciated the ceremony.

It was great to see so many of our past instructors and mentors:

Attached picture left to right:

  • LtCol Mike George, East
  • CW4 Lew Graytok, South
  • MSgt Kurt Baergen, Robinson and Hamilton
  • 1SG Ken Williams, Jardine and North
  • 1SG Don Phillips, South
  • CSM Claude Arnold, North
  • MAJ Nick Yde, West and North
Not pictured:
  • LTC Roy Yenchesky, Northwest
  • LtCol Truman and Sandy Tauer, Heights

Thanks to everyone, especially the instructors, for helping make this a very memorable event!
~COL H


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Veterans Day Ceremony
Veterans Day Ceremony
Keynote Speaker Kelly Nguyen
Keynote Speaker Kelly Nguyen
Veterans Day Ceremony
Veterans Day Ceremony
Veterans Day Ceremony
Veterans Day Ceremony
Veterans Day Ceremony
Past JROTC Instructors