I stopped by Crescenta Valley High School yesterday, Thursday, to drop off and pick up some Prom Plus information. I knew that the school was having its annual Veterans Day ceremony (the school was closed on both Monday and Tuesday, Veterans Day, and opted to hold the school-wide assembly on Thursday). As I was leaving the campus, heading to my car parked on Community Avenue, I stood aside as about 50 students dressed in their JROTC uniforms walked to the front of the school to raise the flag.
When I stepped outside, I saw several of the front office personnel standing respectfully on the sidewalk as the JROTC members quickly assembled into inspection formation. I didn’t realize what the ‘big deal’ was until I realized that the raising of the flag was the beginning of the Veterans Day services. We stood for a minute or two waiting until Sgt. Wilson Leguizamon, outfitted beautifully in his full uniform, came over and explained that they were expecting some dignitaries to arrive.