Veterans’ Appreciation Day at Newport Central Catholic

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Veterans’ Appreciation Day at Newport Central Catholic

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Newport Central Catholic will honor Veterans with a ceremony on April 30, 2019 at 9:00am with a prior light breakfast beginning at 8:15am (See specific details of event below). We invite Veterans from all branches both alumni and non-alumni to be recognized in front of our student body for their services.

Please RSVP by filling out the form above. If you have any questions, please, contact the school Advancement Department at (859) 292-0001 or Kenny Collopy Advancement Director at

Parking & Entering the Building

Please, arrive between 8:15-8:50am.  If you arrive earlier, you will be contesting school traffic.  If you are an abled body, please, find a spot in the two tiered student lot to the right of the drive while you are coming up the Hill.  If you are in need of a handicap spot or have trouble moving, there will be spots available for you in Blackbox Entrance lot in the back of the school.  Take the first right while coming up the Hill and follow the signage to the back of the school.  Additional spots will be available at the front of the school once the Blackbox lot is filled.  We will have parking instructors outside to help with direction.  

Everyone for this event will enter through the back of the school building at the Blackbox Entrance.  Student greeters and other Veterans will be there to direct you.

Please, let us know if you have any questions or need specific accommodations.  

Pre-ceremony Breakfast

From 8:15-8:55am, we will provide coffee and doughnuts from the Cookie Jar Bakery in our school cafeteria.


The Ceremony will follow the below itinerary:

9:00am - Introduction of event to the Student Body & those assembled by Director of Advancement Kenny Collopy

9:05am - Entrance of Veterans by Military Branches into the Gym

9:15am - Color Guard Presentation by the Greentownship VFW Post 10380 & National Anthem performed by NCC Students

9:20am - Opening Prayer by Father Britton Hennessy

9:22am - Student Introduction

9:25am - Address by Principal Ron Dawn

9:30am - Introduction of keynote speaker by Charles Hoffman

9:35am - Keynote Address by Major Michael Marchetti of Xavier University & the United States Army

9:50am - Introduction and Presentation of Purple Heart Plaques by Jack Wagner from the Military Order of the Purple Heart

10:00am - Recognition of specific Military Groups by Carl Heck

10:10am - Missing Man Ceremony performed by the Greentownship VFW Post 10380

10:20am - Closing Prayer

10:22am - Color Guard Retired

10:25am - God Bless America performed by NCC Students