By Ashley Goodwin, News Writer
The JROTC class honored Veterans Day by marching in the Veterans Day Parade downtown. The parade was a success. The ROTC took approximately 80 cadets, which is only 50% of the cadets. This year there was a small percentage of males. Most of the males could not attend because there was a football game the same day.
“The males were truly missed,” Maj. Walter B. Savage, Army Instructor, said.
The cadets had to march past the reviewing stand. When they marched past, they had to render eyes right. As they were marching, their families were cheering them on.
“We were proud to march down the street and hear our famil[ies] cheer us on,” Junior Christopher Cochran said.
JROTC also designed a display showcase to honor Veterans. In the display showcase, a former student, Booker T. Washington (Class of 2009), was honored. Washington served in the US Army, and he came out as a sergeant. John J. Rushman, grandfather of Freshman JROTC member Victoria Beason, was honored also. Rushman served in the US Army. Rushman served in the Korean War Veteran Tank Battalion.
“The showcase gave us the opportunity to express to veterans our respect,” Savage said.