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(Left to right) Cpl. John Robbart III, Sgt. Thomas G. Ochoa, Lance Cpl. John H. Fulton, all Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit raise the American flag in honor of Veteran’s day at Aviara Oaks Elementary School, Nov. 10. The Marines are also part of the unit’s color guard. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Jennifer M. Antoine)

Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Jennifer M. Antoine

Flag raising ceremony conducted at local school in honor of veterans

10 Nov 2011 | Public Affairs 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

The staff and students of Aviara Oaks Elementary School honored veterans from all branches of the military today.  Veterans were invited to attend a welcome reception, hosted by local cub scouts and girls scouts in the school auditorium. Immediately following the reception, the veterans were escorted to the school's flagpole where the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit color guard conducted a flag raising ceremony and a reading of the poem, "Old Glory".  The students sang the national anthem and all in attendance recognized our local veterans for their service and sacrifice to our country. 

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