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Graduation
29 May 2015
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Baccalaureate
27 May 2015
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Undergrad Honors Day Color Guard
26 May 2015
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JROTC Color Guard Presenting the Colors for Special Olympics
7 May 2015

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JROTC Color Guard Presenting the Colors for 1st Round Playoff Game vs Liberty County
14 November 2014

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JROTC Color Guard Presenting the Colors for Veterans Day
11 November 2014

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JROTC Color Guard Presenting the Colors for Graduation Destination
11 November 2014

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JROTC Color Guard Presenting the Colors for Curriculum Night
3 September 2014

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JROTC Presenting Colors for HomeTown Hero at O’Charley’s in Griffin, GA
3 June 2014

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JROTC Presenting Colors for Senior Honors Night
28 May 2014

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JROTC Presenting Colors at the American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony
26 May 2014

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JROTC Presenting Colors at 1st Assembly of God Church’s Memorial Day Services
25 May 2014

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JROTC Presenting Colors at the Confederate Memorial Day Ceremony
26 April 2014

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JROTC Presenting Colors for the UGA Griffin Graduation Ceremony

12 December 2013

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JROTC Presenting Colors for the Junior Ring Ceremony
9 December 2013

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JROTC Color Guard leading the Griffin Christmas Parade
7 December 2013

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JROTC Color Guard Presenting Colors at the Griffin vs Wayne Co. Football Game
6 December 2013 

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JROTC Color Guard Presenting Colors at the Griffin vs Statesboro Football Game
22 November 2013

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JROTC Color Guard Presenting Colors at the Griffin vs Rutland Football Game
15 November 2013

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Sun City Peachtree Veterans Day Program
11 November 2013

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Griffin Veterans Day Program
11 November 2013

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Chandler Field Veterans Day Program, Williamson, GA
8 November 2013

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Griffin-Spalding County Schools 60th Anniversary Parade
30 October 2013

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JROTC Color Guard Presenting Colors at the Anne Street Elementary School Voice of Veterans program
September 25, 2013

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JROTC Color Guard Presenting Colors at the Griffin High School vs Monroe-Albany High School 1st Round State Playoff Football Game
16 November 2012

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JROTC Color Guard Presenting Colors for Griffin High School Health Fair
16 November 2012

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JROTC Color Guard at American Legion Post 15 Veterans Day Ceremony
11 November 2012

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JROTC Color Guard and Drill Team at
Candler Field Veterans Day Ceremony
10 November 2012

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Veterans honored at Candler Field Museum

by Thomas Hoefer Griffin Daily News

The Air Force Reserve Band’s Brass Quintet Ensemble from Robbins Air Force Base had just put down its instruments when an AT-6 aircraft crossed the blue sky for a flyby. And while the national anthem sounded down on the ground, a parachuter was heading from the sky toward the ceremony to deliver the U.S. flag.

And that was only the beginning of the official program of the sixth annual Honor Our Veterans Day Saturday at Candler Field Museum in Williamson.

“When I returned from Vietnam in 1967, I didn’t receive a warm welcome from anyone but my family,” said Candler Field Museum Director and Vietnam War veteran Ron Alexander. “Thank God that has changed. We now give them the respect that they deserve.”

The distinguished speaker of the program, ret. Lt. General Ron Helmley, also recognized the veterans of the United States Armed Forces as a very special group.

“Today is our day to remember those who have served and those who are still serving,” Helmley said. “Today we honor and embrace every warrior from every war.”

The commanding general of the United States Army Reserve told the audience how he met numerous service members who felt their contributions were rather small – only to tell them that their efforts are just as crucial as those of any other service member.

“Our democracy depends on the willingness of our finest men and women to serve. Military service in the United States is not a job. It’s a life of service and sacrifice,” he said. “This is the land of the free and the home of the brave, and we are free because of the brave.”

After the performance of patriotic songs by Sylvia Hollums, state Rep. and World War II veteran John Yates addressed the crowd, filling in for World War II Women’s Army Corps veteran Helen Denton, who became sick the night before the ceremony.

“It’s a great thing to be here today. I have great honor for all of you,” Yates said as he shared some of his experience as an Air Force pilot during the war. “Don’t let anybody kid you – war is hell.”

The Griffin High School JROTC Drill team also showcased its skills before all five branches of the Unites States Armed Forces Flags were presented by The Griffin High School JROTC Color Guard  – Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard – and were recognized individually. Audience members lined up behind their service flags and walked past the stage while greeting and shaking hands with World War II veterans.

Toward the end of the program, the local Marine Corps League detachment performed a flag-folding ceremony and a rifle volley before playing taps. A missing-man formation concluded the event.

JROTC Color Guard at Griffin High School vs Eagles Landing
Football Game 9 November 2012
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JROTC Color Guard at Crescent Elementary School
Veterans Day Ceremony
9 November 2012
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JROTC Color Guard at Jordan Hill Road Elementary School
Voices of Veterans Program 6 November 2012

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JROTC Color Guard at Manchester Veterans Day Parade
3 November 2012
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JROTC Color Guard and Drill Team at Anne St Elementary Voice of Veterans Program.

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JROTC Color Guard at Big Band Dance September 15, 2012

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Griffin High School
JROTC Color Guard
Ola Football Game
28 October 2011

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Griffin High School
JROTC Color Guard
Homecoming Football Game
30 September 2011

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Griffin High School
JROTC Color Guard
Homecoming Parade
29 September 2011

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Fairmont Reunion Parade
11 September 2011

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Griffin Football Game vs Harris Co
9 September 2011

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Anne St Elementary Voice of Veterans Program
8 September 2011

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PTSO Meeting August 16, 2011

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Anne St Elementary Field Day April 20, 2012

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Kiwanis celebrates service members  with patriotic program
          by          Thomas HoeferGriffin Daily  News
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The Kiwanis Club of Griffin held its annual  patriotic program Wednesday to salute the United States Armed  Forces.
“U.S. history, though in no way perfect, has been exceptional as  to this country’s recognition and protection of the rights of men,” said Kiwanis  Club Committee Chair Brennan MacDowell in his introduction. “And among the  reasons it has been so is the exceptional character of America’s fighting men  and women — America’s Armed Forces.”
After a musical interlude by Eric  Moye and the presentation of colors by the Griffin High School JROTC, the  Kiwanis Club presented a parade of service flags in which veterans offered a  brief history of the different services branches within the United States Armed  Forces.
Allan Imes spoke about the U.S. Army, as Abdul Salaam carried the  service flag. MacDowell talked about the U.S. Marines, with Robert Langford  carrying the flag. Jim Hall shared information on the U.S. Navy with the  audience, followed by Harry Todd carrying the flag. Wayne Stutes provided  insight on the U.S. Air Force, as Tom Lipscomb carried the flag and David Beach  spoke about the U.S. Coast Guard, with Doug Patterson carrying the  flag.
A slide show titled “Then and Now” showed local veterans during  their time of service and in the present before the Kiwanis Chorus presented  Song for the Unsung Hero under the direction of Sylvia Hollums.
“Thank  you to all our veterans who have made this country great,” said Special Projects  Committee Chair Rita Cavanaugh, who was in charge of the patriotic  program.

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4th of July Parade

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