Rochester Community Schools to Rededicate Veterans Memorial Plaque from RHS Class of 1947

On November 10, 2014 Rochester Community Schools will host a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room to rededicate the plaque in memory of “the men who gave their lives in World War II” that was donated by the Rochester High School class of 1947. The plaque has been restored and will be relocated to a place of greater prominence within the Rochester Community Schools Administration building. The press release also stated that at that time the district will also unveil a newly commissioned plaque, donated by the Rochester Community Schools administrators and teachers, honoring all former Rochester Community Schools students by name that made the ultimate sacrifice serving in our nation’s armed forces from World War I to present.

Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaner, a Marine veteran, has been working collaboratively with a team of administrators and community members to coordinate the re-dedication of the current plaque as well as design and commission the new memorial plaque.

“Our team has worked diligently to identify the names of every former student who has served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Shaner. “On the chance that we missed anyone, we have included space on the plaque for them to be added as they become known to us.  I hope that the community will join us for this meaningful opportunity to honor the fallen heroes from Rochester Community Schools who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our great nation.”

A reception, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is open to the public and all are invited to attend. The dedication ceremonies will take place at 7 p.m., just prior to the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. Community members are encouraged to contact the Administration Center at 248-736-3000 if they know of individuals whose names should be added to the new plaque commemorating those who lost their lives in a military action.

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