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Young Marines and Mayor Don Keil join together to proclaim Oct. 23-31 Red Ribbon Week

SEGUIN, Texas – Five Young Marines gathered around Mayor Don Keil Wednesday afternoon to proclaim the week of October 23rd through the 31st as Red Ribbon Week.

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country, according to drugfreetexas.org. Every year, students, educators and community members wear red ribbons in support of young people living a drug-free lifestyle.

Locally, the Guadalupe Valley Young Marines sponsor the nationwide effort to encourage citizens to commit to saying no to illegal drugs and illegal use of legal drugs.

“Every young marine motivates me to be a role model. I have to earn that title, and keep that title. I want all of us to become the best person we can be,” said Gunnery Sergeant Chandler Dillon, 16 year-old Young Marine.

The proclamation declaring Red Ribbon Week in Seguin encourages the community to wear a red ribbon during the week of Oct. 23 – 31 to demonstrate zero tolerance for alcohol, drug and tobacco use.
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Pictured: Front (Left to Right) Gunnery Sgt. Chandler Dillon, Lance Crpl. Sebastian Serna, Mayor Don Keil, Private Taylor Civiletto, Lance Crpl. Dustin Durben and Crpl. Jonas Reyes

Click here to read the proclamation.

Click here to read the official press release.

Posted by: Morgan Ash