“Veteran’s Day means to celebrate those who have served in the military during peaceful times and war time. Sometimes people forget that [veterans] are humans too and that they work to keep the peace. It’s important to recognize the sacrifices that many have made for their country, friends and family.” – Vanessa Gonzales, security, Air Force

A Day to Honor, Remember Service of Veterans

Veterans, now educators at El Dorado, reflect on time in military service

Nov. 11 marks the anniversary of the end of fighting in World War I. The armistice that effectively ended “The Great War” began at the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month. In 1954, Congress declared that all military veterans would be honored on this day. 

Veteran’s Day is a time to honor and remember those who have served this nation. Today, we honor El Dorado teachers and faculty members who have served this country by sharing their experiences and the importance of Veteran’s Day.

Veterans and Educators at El Dorado High School

Nina Sallis, assistant principal, U.S. Navy for 13 years

Sergio Perez, history teacher, U.S. Navy

Candelario Arzola, English teacher, U.S. Navy for five years

Michael Douglas, science teacher, U.S. Army for 21 years

Angel Montelongo, military liaison, U.S. Marine Corps, eight years

David Bustamante, SLU teacher, U.S. Army for six years

Joe Cook, theater teacher, U.S. Coast Guard for four years

Bryan J. Novak, science teacher, U.S. Army for five years

Manolo Taylor, history teacher, U.S. Navy

Quevin Redding, SPED history teacher, U.S. Army for six years

Vanessa Gonzales, security, U.S. Air Force for eight years

Ruben Ochoa, social studies teacher, U.S. Navy