The Mayor visits Washington!
Washington Alternative Learning Center Hosted Annual Veterans Day Program
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Mayor Andy Berke speaking at Washington Alternative Learning Center
Mayor Andy Berke, along with Chip Henderson, chairman of City Council, Councilman Yusef Hakeem, Councilman Russell Gilbert, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammonds, Chief Deputy Allen Branum (Hamilton County Sheriff Department), Sgt. Jeff Lass (72) 39th Medical Unit (U.S. Army Reserve), Dale Rutemeyer-represented all veterans, Col. Brooks- Central High School director of ROTC, and Sgt. Paul Maupin (Hamilton County Sheriff Deparment) and other various veterans, visited Washington Alternative to address and answer questions from the students.
Mrs. Dotson organized this event, which has become somewhat of a yearly tradition. “For the past eight years we have been celebrating the importance of saying thank you to the men and women in our armed services," Mrs. Dotson said. "Here at Washington Alternative School I saw the need to assist young people in the process of re-inventing themselves by showing to them the many men and women through time and the present that have served in the United States Armed forces and took on the responsibility of protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States.