The Waltons (1971–1981)
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The Valediction 

Jim-Bob's class is graduating and he has the high grade. He is the valedictorian. His class prepares a graduation ceremony that is fitting for war time. (June 1944)

Director:

Harry Harris

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), Claire Whitaker
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
Ellen Corby ... Esther Walton
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Becker ... Drew Cutler
Keith Coogan ... Jeffrey Burton (as Keith Mitchell)
Walker Edmiston ... Radio Announcer
Gary Imhoff ... Roland Piper
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Storyline

Jim-Bob's class is graduating and he has the high grade. He is the valedictorian. His class prepares a graduation ceremony that is fitting for war time. (June 1944)

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] Sometimes it seemed as if we'd always been at war. The quiet of our lives on Waltons Mountain was interrupted daily by headlines and bulletins that took us to far off deserts and island outposts with impossible names. Our days swung between hope and despair, but somehow we went forward, meeting the demands of life in a troubled world, proving at home what the war was proving on every front, that a crisis can make leaders of the ...
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