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Schools Honor Veterans

NEWS                                                               Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        880 S. Lemon Avenue
November 10, 2011                                        Walnut, CA 91789

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204

Suzanne Honors Veterans at Flag Ceremony
School Honors Two Teachers for Their Service

WALNUT, CA--Suzanne Middle School held a special flag ceremony to pay tribute to those who have served in our nation’s military during Veteran's Day week.

Two Suzanne teachers – Joshua Henness, social studies/science and Ron Egigian, social were also honored during a flag ceremony held November 9.

Students, staff, and administrators gathered at the school’s flagpole for the ceremony featuring patriotic music presented by students under the direction of band teacher Jeff Blackstone.  Suzanne and Walnut High graduate Justin Maxwell, now a representative for a local recruiting agency, raised the flag.

"It is important to remember and honor all of those very special people who have been willing to sacrifice their own lives for our country’s freedom,” said Principal Les Ojeda.  

“My father was a Navy man. I am honored to have a father who served diligently in the military. I am grateful for the freedom of our country that we enjoy because of people like my father, Mr. Hennes and Mr. Egigian, he said.

“We should all be grateful for the service that men like Mr. Henness and Mr. Egigian provided. It is because of people like them that we live in a country where we can enjoy our freedom and live the way we do,” said Science teacher Mark Gifford.

Diamond Bar High School also honored Veteran’s Day heroes this week. A display in the school library featured several family member photos on a global map and detailed information of about their service. (See attached file for details)


Diamond Bar High School paid tribute to family veterans on a display in the school library that featured family photos and detailed information about their service.

Suzanne Middle School held a flag ceremony that honored our nation’s military and two of the Walnut school’s teachers. 

Suzanne students gathered around Justin Maxell, a Suzanne and Walnut High graduate. 

Suzanne teachers Ron Egigian, social studies and Joshua Henness, social studies/science teacher were honored during a ceremony held November 9. 


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