JROTC honors Veterans with a ceremony

Mackenzie Neirduffy, Website Production Team

JROTC held a Veterans Day ceremony during first block on Nov. 9 around the flagpole in front of the school. Active military members and U.S. veterans were present as cadets raised the flag to the top and ceremoniously lowered it to half staff while, the “Star Spangled Banner” was sung.
The cadets then performed the flag folding ceremony that is also performed for the spouses of deceased veterans. Veterans Day is Nov. 11.

¨The veterans are the people that help ensure a lot of the rights that we enjoy as Americans,” Master Sergeant Michael Gardner said. “As part of their job…a lot of them have lost lives, been injured, psychologically and physically, so there is a day to remember them and appreciate all the things they’ve done over the years.¨