Veterans Day 2015 (Assembly and 5K)

The NJROTC cadets in partnership with the Leadership and International Relations Center will host our 4th Annual Veterans Day assembly on Friday, 6 November 2015. As a follow up to our 2013 and 2014 assemblies in which we hosted five WW II and five Korean War veterans respectively in a round table discussion, we will host six Vietnam War veterans on stage. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with our first ground combat troops deploying to Vietnam on 8 March 1965. We invite all Richmond-area Vietnam era veterans and their guests to join us for both our pre-assembly reception at 1115,  the assembly at 1205, followed immediately by a brick and wreath laying ceremony at our memorial circle. Please register here online.

On 7 November 2015, our very own Physical Training Officer c/Ensign Ewing will lead our effort to host our Second Annual Rapids Run for Veterans 5K. All proceeds will benefit our local Fisher House, a non-profit organization that provides veterans’ families a place to stay at no cost while their loved one is receiving medical treatment. Click here to register!

The same day registration is at 0930, the Fun Run for kids starts at 1030 and the 5K will start immediately following the Fun Run.  The 5K is run entirely on the James River High School campus.  The entry fee for Vets and students is $15 and $20 for all other participants. Same-day registration is $20.  “Top 10 Runner” t-shirts will be given to the top 10 runners.  Sugar Shack will sponsor a light breakfast and a meet and greet with local veterans.

Student questions

Vet Video

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4 thoughts on “Veterans Day 2015 (Assembly and 5K)”

  1. Please give me info regarding the 5K race. What is the starting time? Where is the course? What is the entry fee? Are there age group awards?

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    1. The same day registration is at 9:30, the Fun Run for kids starts at 10:30 and the 5k will start after the Fun Run. The course is at James River High School, the entry fee for Vets and students is $15 and everyone else is $20. Also, everyone is $20 if they come to the school on the same day to register. T-shirts will be given to the top 10 runners. Afterwards there is a meet and greet with the veterans and breakfast.

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