WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School will honor its past,current and future generations of alumni in the armed services with a ceremony and the dedication of a wall plaque on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. The funds for the plaque were approved at last night's meeting of the Board of Education.
Three mothers, of two captains and one future captain waiting for his paperwork to come through, spoke at the board meeting Monday night and thanked the board for supporting the event. With the help of former Board President Col. Bill Apgar and Vice-Principal Terry MacConnell, the three mothers, Bonnie Plotkin, Gail Tafaro and Ronnie Raymar, created the event to honor any Watchung Hills graduates since 1957 who have been in the armed forces. Tafaro said this event will remind people that it is important to help veterans and to promote volunteerism.
The ceremony will include speakers, the Watchung Hills Marching Band and the dedication of the wall plaque to honor the military. Superintendent Elizabeth Jewett said she is looking forward to the event.“I think it is a wonderful tribute to our alumni who have served our country,” Jewett said. A sign-in dedication book will provide a record of the graduates who served and will become a part of the school's archives.
To attend, respond to Terry MacConnell at (908) 647-4800, ext. 6975 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, Oct. 15. To sign up for the event, go to school’s website, www.whrhs.org, under “District”, “WHRHS Military Alumni.”