Sunday, August 19, 2012

Local High School to Honor World War II Veteran by Awarding High School Diploma

CINCINATTI—Glen Este High School and State Representative Danny Bubp (R-West Union) will be honoring a local veteran, Tom Thomas, at the school’s first home football game, dubbed ‘Military Appreciation Night.’ Tom Thomas, a veteran who served in the Marine Corps veteran who served during World War II and the Korean War, will be awarded an honorary high school diploma from Glen Este High School’s Superintendent Gary Brooks.

“Glen Este High School has a long list of graduates who have honorably served our country,” said John Spieser, principal of Glen Este High School. “We want to do something special to honor these men and women in our community.”

The ceremony during the football game will consist of a B-25 Bomber Fly over, a presentation of the national Colors by the Marine Corps League Color Guard, Leatherneck Detachment in Clermont County, a 21-Gun Salute, and a rendition of Taps and Amazing Grace played on the bagpipes. Representative Bubp will also be speaking during the ceremony, highlighting Thomas’s military experiences and accomplishments.

“You are invited to attend this monumental ceremony, an occasion that displays a community’s truly heartfelt appreciation for this honorable man’s service to our country,” said Representative Bubp. “Mr. Thomas exemplifies the caliber of service member that stemmed from America’s greatest generation of heroes. Those in attendance will witness a part of history, and it will be an incredible experience to have B-25 bomber fly over the field.”

All those with a military ID will be admitted free of charge to the game. The football stadium location is at 4342 Glen Este-Withamsville Road in Cincinnati, OH 45245.