Tustin Ranch School Holds Memorial Day Celebration
- May 4, 2018
- Posted by: Cuselleration
- Category: News
Tustin Ranch Elementary School will hold its 11th annual Memorial Day Celebration on Friday, May 25, at 8:15 a.m.
Each year the school pays tribute to veterans from past conflicts, those currently serving in the armed forces and those who gave their lives.
Special guests scheduled to attend include Congresswoman Mimi Walters, who will lead the Pledge of Allegiance; TUSD Superintendent Dr. Gregory Franklin; TUSD Board of Education Members Jonathan Abelove, Lynn Davis and Francine Scinto; Tustin Mayor Al Murray; and Tustin Council Members Dr. Allan Bernstein and Letitia Clark. The keynote speaker will be retired United States Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Gaita, a pilot and veteran of many deployments.
The adopted Marine unit (2/11) from the City of Irvine will represent their unit and visit classrooms with other veterans, while the Magnolia High School JROTC color guard will open the ceremony.
Students and staff will dress in red, white and blue, while student-authors will present poetry readings selected from a schoolwide competition about freedom. Various veterans from the school and community, including the Freedoms Committee of Orange County, will also be attending.
All Tustin veterans and members of their families are encouraged to attend. There will be a special VIP Row of Honor for all veterans, past and present.
“This celebration is one of the many ways we teach our students that freedom, democracy and opportunity are achieved because of those who have made a sacrifice for our country,” said fifth-grade teacher Curtis Porter, who is organizing the event.
After the ceremony, the school’s PTA will host a reception for guests and veterans. For more information, call Tustin Ranch School at (714) 730-7580.