Veterans Day Highlights 2015
Veterans Day / November 11, 2015 / Santa Margarita Catholic High School
Wells of Life President Peter Callahan (U.S. Army Vet and Life Member, American Legion) and Wells of Life Founder/CEO Nick Jordan officially dedicated a new water well in rural Uganda that will bring life-saving and sight-saving clean water to a thousand people, generously donated by Bill Chronister on behalf of military veterans of the United States of America. A permanent dedication plaque will bear the inscription “A gift to the people of Uganda / from the military veterans of the United States of America/ “All gave some; Some gave All”/ Wells of Life – 2015.
Founder/CEO Nick Jordan offered a special thanks to our veterans. “In everything we do, and in everything that we accomplish, we cannot forget the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces. They have dedicated their lives to providing a safer world for us to live, work, and to achieve our dreams. Without their sacrifice, what we do today and tomorrow would simply be impossible.
The Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented the colors, and the National Flag was lowered to half-mast at precisely 11:11 AM, as Kevin Miller (brass instructor, SMCHS) played “Taps”.
Pete Callahan recalled the origins of Veteran’s Day and the significance of the time of the flag-lowering, and thanked all those in attendance, which included the honored veterans, the Wells of Life Board members, the donor’s representative, and especially the students, faculty and administration of Santa Margarita Catholic High School. The school Chaplain, Fr. Randy, closed the ceremonies with a prayer for all American Military Veterans, alive, deceased as well as those to come in the continuing struggle to protect our freedoms.