FIFTH ANNUAL 'PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN DAY' TO BE HELD AT SCVTHS ON MAY 23, 2019
During one of the 2018 Proud to be an American Day speeches, helicopters can be seen in the background.
For the fifth year, Ed Graf, a Social Studies Instructor at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, has organized Proud to be an American Day. The event, held on May 23, 2019, begins at 10:00 A.M. Mr. Graf’s vision and purpose for the day is to teach students the importance of honoring our veterans and the reasons we celebrate Memorial Day. The event has grown to be a county-wide celebration. This year students from Immaculata High School, Bernards Township High School, Bound Brook High School and North Plainfield High School will attend. In addition, the Union High School JROTC will participate.
Some of the day’s events will include:
Honoring the memories of fallen veterans, promoting patriotism, creating unity as a school community and nation
Special tribute will be paid to U.S. Navy EOD, Lieutenant Christopher Mosko, who was recently Killed in Action in Afghanistan and USMC 1LT Travis Manion who was Killed in Action in Iraq
Speakers to include US Army Brigadier General Chrystal and American Legion New Jersey State Commander Miller
Demonstrations by the United States Military Academy West Point Parachute Team, including armored vehicles and helicopters
Wreathes to be presented
Bagpipe and bugle player to perform
21 gun salute will be performed by American Legion Post 35 out of Union, New Jersey
Honor Guard students from Law & Public Safety Program will hold a “Posting the Colors”
Members of the USO Show Troupe will perform patriotic musical selections
Following the events, a luncheon will be held for all of the attending veterans, honorees, and their families.