TODAY: Veterans Day ceremony to be held inside Sippican School

Nov 11, 2017
Photo by: Tanner Harding A relaxed viewer at the 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony in Marion.

Marion — The Town of Marion will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial Park today inside the Multi-Purpose Room in Sippican School at 11 a.m.

The Sippican School Band, led by Hannah Moore, will perform patriotic music as part of the ceremony.

The keynote speaker is Lieutenant Heather Hutchison of Germantown, Tennessee. Hutchinson served in 2003 on board the USS Frank Cable in Guam as an Information Systems Technician Second.

Upon returning to Germantown, Hutchison completed the Navy’s Bachelor Degree Completion Program and then reported to Officer Candidate School of Officer Training Command, Newport, Rhode Island where she commissioned as a Supply Corps Officer.

She returned to the USS Frank Cable in Guam to serve as the Services Officer. When she returned from Guam in 2013, Hutchison was an instructor at the Navy Supply Corps School. In 2015, she was selected as a Special Duty Officer, Human Resource Professional.

Lieutenant Hutchison is currently the Deputy Director of Military Personnel and the Equal Opportunity Manager for the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Hutchison comes from a rich military heritage. Both of her parents served together in the Navy. Her older brother, Scott, served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq and Africa. Her younger sister, Mhairi, was a Hospital Corpsman deployed to Germany. Her younger brother Ronnie Hutchison has served 10 years with the Navy’s Submarine Forces.

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