Fredericksburg, Texas (PRWEB) November 04, 2014
On Tuesday November 11th at 11a.m. in the Memorial Courtyard the National Museum of the Pacific War will hold its annual Veterans Day observance to honor all of those who have served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces. Admiral Nimitz Foundation Board Member Major General Angela Salinas USMC (Ret.) will be this year’s keynote speaker. This program is free and open to the public.
Angela Salinas enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1974 and served as a legal clerk until 1977 when she was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program, and was commissioned a Marine Corps Second Lieutenant in December of that year. In June 1989, Major General Salinas assumed command of Recruiting Station Charleston and became the first woman in the Marine Corps to command a recruiting station. In June 1992, she became the first woman assigned as a combat service support ground monitor responsible for the assignments of over 1000 senior officers. She was the first female assigned as a plans and policy officer for a major combatant command in 1999, and in May 2001 when she assumed command of the 12th Marine Corps District, became the first woman to serve as a recruiting district commanding officer. She is the first woman to command the Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Western Recruiting Region in San Diego, California. She is currently serving as a United States Marine Corps Major General. (Biography pulled from MilitaryTimes.com)
Opening remarks will be given by Joe Cavanaugh, Museum Director of the National Museum of the Pacific War. The invocation will be given by Captain Roger Spencer, USN (Ret). Colors will be posted by the color guard from Texas Cryptologic Color Guard based at Lackland AFB. FISD NJROTC will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Ambleside School of Fredericksburg will lead the National Anthem and perform a musical selection during the program. The three gun volley will be executed by a veterans group out of Kerrville, followed by taps performed by Bill Smallwood and guest.
The National Museum of the Pacific War is a Texas Historical Commission property supported, operated, and managed by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation.