West Lincoln-Broadwell to honor local veterans November 8th

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[November 02, 2019]  Students, faculty and staff of West Lincoln - Broadwell school will be honoring our veterans on Friday, November 8th, at 9:00 a.m. in the gym.

All are invited to attend, especially our local veterans, as well as student parents and family members.

The Color Guard will be from American Legion Post 263 and will be accompanied by Eric Natto with Bagpipes.

The guest speaker this year is Lincoln resident Colonel James P. Allen, a Faculty Instructor for the U.S. Army War College. The Colonel has an extensive resume covering his 28 years of active and reserve duties.

In addition, the students will be performing songs and poems dedicated to America and recognizing our veteran's service. Following the program, the veterans are invited to sample the treats and coffee in the library hosted by the school.


Faculty Instructor, U.S. Army War College - Research Civil Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Colonel James (Jim) P. Allen is a Research Civil Engineer and Program Manager with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Illinois; a Faculty Instructor for the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and a PhD student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois.

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In his current position he serves as an instructor at the senior service college for the Army, applies professional engineering and strategic planning expertise along with extensive military and transportation experience to provide innovative solutions for autonomous vehicle deployments on installations and resilience plans. Jim has held numerous positions over 28 years of Army active duty and reserve component service including military commands at the company and field grade officer levels.

[Joe Schaler]

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