More than 60 years ago, a war began that created a cultural divide in the United States. Today, a simple, yet powerful, national memorial quietly celebrates the men who, whether they were drafted or volunteered for military service, sacrificed their lives in service to their county. On Memorial Day 2019, we would like to recognize Foothillers who are among this group.
The black granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall chronologically lists the more than 58,000 servicemen and women who lost their lives in Vietnam. Hanging on the wall in the GHS Museum War Memorial display are the framed rubbings of the names of the 11 Foothillers who died in Vietnam. (We thank GHS alumni Luther Benning, Class of 1964, Craig Benning, Class of 1968, and Bill Woolman, Class of 1962, for making this possible. To request a rubbing of a name yourself, please visit https://donate.vvmf.org/page/signup/request-a-name-rubbing).
Read more: May 2019: Those We Lost in Vietnam
For 98 years, Grossmont High School had taken pride in its outstanding academic and athletic programs and its nurturing of students’ well-being. Over the past ten years, Grossmont has been frequently recognized by the California Department of Education for its efforts to improve all aspects of school life.
Read more: April 2019 GHS CA Distinguished School Awards