A year ago I had the honor of being the first speaker at a dinner honoring veterans at our local college. As we approach Veterans Day this coming week, I share my talk again — it is good to remind folks of the sacrifices we made and remember those who mentored us.
Remarks by Lt Col John E. Norvell (USAF Ret.) November 10, 2017
President Nye, Dr. Pierce, ladies and gentleman and members of the College community, thank you for inviting me to speak tonight.
As a former history professor I routinely lectured for 50 minutes so I asked President Nye how long I should talk – He Said SHORTER ….
In 1966, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant.
Now admit it some of you may be thinking – , oh great another OLD VET talking about ancient history. And you know what, I probably thought the same thing in 1965 when they trotted out an old veteran to speak to our ROTC class, and I suspect that guy thought the same thing when a veteran from a previous war talked to him.
To be honest, the name of that Vet who spoke to me is long gone. And I suspect that…
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