Donyale Hall appointed Friends liaison with state's high school ROTC programs

October 3, 2017

Donyale Hall, a board member of the Friends of Delaware Veterans, has agreed to become the board liaison with the state's high school ROTC programs, according to Dave Skocik, Friends president. Hall, a U.S. Air Force veteran, is the mother of a recent Caesar Rodney High School graduate who was active in its ROTC program.

The Friends is the official fundraising organization of the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund, which assists Delaware veterans in financial emergency. Its board is made up of veteran leaders from across the state who volunteer their time and effort to raise money for the trust fund. All contributions are tax deductible.

"The Junior ROTC program is an enriching experience for our future military personnel. For prospective members of our armed forces, community service plays an integral role. It just seems logical to give the cadets an opportunity to gain those hours serving a community they one day will belong to - the veteran community. I believe that it will deepen their appreciation for what it truly means to serve," said Hall.

Larence Kirby, executive director of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, said, "Donyale is an excellent addition to the Friends team. Her leadership throughout the state and veteran experience are crucial to raising trust fund awareness, ultimately assisting veterans in need. We expect great things from our ROTC liaison, and we have Donyale to thank."

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