The Crescenta Valley High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program commemorated Veterans Day with its annual school-wide assembly on Thursday, Nov. 13. The assembly honored three local veterans, informed the student body of the five military branches and raised awareness for Operation Gratitude, a letter-writing project hosted by the JROTC program.
The day started off with a formal reveille ceremony on Community Avenue at the school flagpole. Students, school office staff and guest speakers somberly observed as JROTC cadets methodically raised the United States flag to the top of the pole.
The assembly began with the presentation of the colors by the JROTC Drill and Ceremonies cadets, as well as the national anthem sung by the Crescenta Valley High Charismatics. Then each veteran received an opportunity to speak briefly to the student body about his achievements in the military.