OAKHURST – Sierra Tel has announced the Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Patriot Day remembrance event.
Rocky Deal, District Director for U.S. Representative Tom McClintock, spent over 28 years in the U.S. Navy, finishing his career as Chief of Staff to the Commander of Naval Air Forces Pacific. He previously served as the Commanding Officer of America’s Flagship, the supercarrier USS Constellation.
Deal also served as Commanding Officer of the USS Kalamazoo and the Operation Officer of the USS Abraham Lincoln, and led the legendary “Jolly Rogers” Fighter Squadron 84, that earned the honor of being named the best fighter squadron in the Atlantic Fleet.
Sierra Tel would like to invite the public to its annual Patriot Day event on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. This year it will be held at the Mountain Christian Center Auditorium, located at 40299 Highway 49 in Oakhurst.
The event will begin at 9 a.m., and is intended to recognize and show appreciation to all Veterans, Active Duty Military and Emergency Services Personnel for their dedication to our country and communities, as well as to honor the memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Included in the event will be a special flag-raising ceremony and pledge of allegiance, patriotic music performances, and Taps.
Veterans, Active Duty Military and Emergency Services Personnel will be presented with recognition pins.