Seeking nominations for The Cadets Hall of Honored Veterans

Alumni to be honored at drum corps shows for service to their country

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Committee seeks nominations of alumni who served their country

Each and every American is thankful for those who serve our country through service to the military. On May 15, in conjunction with Armed Forces Day, The Cadets announced the opening of The Cadets Hall of Honored Veterans, bringing recognition to those who wore a uniform in one of our esteemed military services, and also wore the Cadets’ legendary Maroon and Gold.
Through this recognition program, a number of Cadets will be inducted annually into the Veteran’s Hall. They will be selected by a committee of Cadets alumni, nearly all of whom have served our country in the U.S. military. Inductees will be chosen based on letters of nomination submitted to the committee by Cadets alumni and friends.
 06-29-10  Drum Corps - An American Tradition
Inductees will be honored at Drum Corps – An American Tradition, the five Cadets-sponsored drum corps shows this summer:
June 18 – Allentown, Pa., 3 inductees
June 27 – Ewing, N.J., 3 inductees
July 6 – Chambersburg, Pa., 3 inductees
Aug. 5 – West Chester, Pa., 3 inductees
Aug. 8 – Clifton, N.J., 5 inductees

“We are thrilled to bring recognition to those special Cadets that have made a difference in the world,” said George Hopkins, director of The Cadets and CEO of Youth Education in the Arts. “Military service is clearly a huge challenge and commitment and it’s important to bring attention not just to our yearly recipients, but to all who have offered support to our country!”

The Cadets Hall of Honored Veterans Committee includes:
James Kennedy, Retired Colonel, U.S. Army, Cadets 1959-1961
Brian Callahan, Major, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy (enlisted 7 yrs), Cadets 1962-1963
Tim Gallagher, Specialist 4, U.S. Army 1987-1990, Cadets 1990
Joseph Roche, Active Duty, U.S. Army, Cadets 1982-1983
Eric Santo, Committee Liaison, Cadets 1977-1982

Alumni and friends of The Cadets are encouraged to submit letters of nomination for this prestigious honor. Letters need to include the following:

Name of Nominee

Email address
Years in The Cadets
Military Record

A story or memory related to the nominee’s military service that would support and expand upon your nomination.

And finally, as the nominator, please include your name and contact information.
Nominations must be received in the Youth Education in the Arts’ office by midnight on June 5. They can be emailed to Caryn Goebel at, or by postal service to:

Youth Education in the Arts
601 W. Hamilton St.,
Allentown, Pa., 18101
Attn: Cadets Hall of Honored Veterans

The committee will review the nominations and an announcement will be made regarding the 2010 Class of The Cadets Hall of Honored Veterans on June 12.
For more information regarding the Hall of Honored Veterans, contact Caryn Goebel at, or by telephone at (610) 821-0345, Ext. 121.


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