CARLSBAD — The Rotary Club of Carlsbad and the Army and Navy Academy will honor the country’s military Nov. 11 with a Veteran’s Day ceremony. All veterans will be invited on the field for the review.
The event will include a military review parade by the Army and Navy Corps of Cadets, at 11 a.m. on the Army and Navy Academy’s Parade Field, 2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Highlights of the ceremony will include a proclamation by Carlsbad Mayor Claude “Bud” Lewis and brief remarks by Army and Navy Academy President retired Brig. Gen. Steve Bliss, U.S. Army, and retired Brig. Gen. David Brahms, U.S. Marine Corps, a Legion of Merit and Bronze Star honoree.
“Veteran’s Day is to remember and honor the generations of military veterans who have responded to our country’s call and those young men and women who will soon be summoned,” said Gen. Brahms. “It is a day to unashamedly and openly weep for comrades who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation; a day to stand as tall as our old bodies will allow and salute our flag; a day to reminisce. In short, it is a very special day.”
Other festivities include a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial adjacent to the parade grounds, at 10:30 a.m., and an aircraft flyover. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Davis Hall on the Army and Navy Academy campus. Both of the event’s primary sponsors are celebrating anniversaries this year. The Carlsbad Army and Navy Academy is celebrating its centennial, and the Rotary Club of Carlsbad turns 70.
“The Rotary Club of Carlsbad is very pleased to be partnering with the Army and Navy Academy in honoring our many veterans on their special day,” said Russ Hanthorn, a past club president. “We are all proud of their sacrifice and service to our country.”
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
For more information, contact Mike Ballard at (760) 476-0788 or [email protected]