By Bill Hicks
Veterans groups of all types understand well the expression, “serving your country.” In the minds of many, that expression means donning a military uniform and doing some type of duty in locations scattered across the globe.
Vacaville Veterans Organizations, a collection of different veterans groups, hosted an event, Saturday, as a thank you for that service – but not for veterans or active duty military members, for members of the Vanden High Junior ROTC program – past and present.
The veterans organizations honored the Vanden JROTC program for 15 years of community volunteer service in Vacaville. Although situated a stone’s throw from Travis Air Force Base, Vanden High – due to its small size – did not have an ROTC program until 2001.