Navy League to hold annual Veterans Day Program

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas will be guest speaker at Oak Harbor Navy League’s annual Veterans Day program.

Jouas was the the deputy commander of United Nations Command Korea, commander of Air Component Command in the Republic of Korea/U.S. Combined Forces Command, commander of the 7th Air Force at Osan Air Base in South Korea and the U.S. representative to the joint committee for Status of Forces agreement between the two countries.

The program begins at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 at Oak Harbor High School.

Music for the event will be performed by Oak Harbor High School Jazz Band, the high school Harbor Singers and a soloist from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island performing the National Anthem. A presentation of the colors will be performed by the high school Naval JROTC.

Event coordinator Kent Peckenpaugh said this year will also feature military recruiters and some of their recent recruits.

Peckenpaugh said the event shouldn’t go past 12:15 p.m., so as not to conflict with the Veterans Day Parade happening at 2 p.m.

He said everyone is welcome, not just military members and their families.

“We like people to know it’s an all-community event, it’s not just a Navy League event,” said Peckenpaugh.

The Veterans Day Program has been hosted in Oak Harbor since 2005, originally out of the First United Methodist Church. Peckenpaugh, who is in his third year of coordinating the program, said the Navy League took over its sponsorship as the event became larger.

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