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West Florence High School JROTC presents colors at NSDAR meeting

on Tuesday, 07 May 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

West Florence High School JROTC presents colors at NSDAR meeting
From left to right: Ruth Barnet, Regent, NSDAR Samuel Bacot Chapter; Major Walt Anderson, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at West Florence High School JROTC; Cadet/Master Sergeant Khaleyah Bines; Cadet/Colonel Ian Grant; and Cadet/Lieutenant Colonel Xavian Addison.

Members of the Air Force Junior ROTC Unit SC-022 from West Florence High School presented the colors at the recent NSDAR Samuel Bacot Chapter meeting at the Florence Country Club.

Major Anderson was the guest speaker at the NSDAR’s monthly meeting. He shared his experiences serving in the Air Force since 1984 and explained the purpose of the Air Force JROTC program of which he is Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, JROTC at West Florence High School.

His cadets have earned numerous awards and achievements including AFJROTC Distinguished Unit Awards (6 times) and several Service Academy Appointments (5+ cadets). Just recently, the Air Force Junior ROTC Unit SC-022 was selected as one of 376 units to receive the 2018-2019 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award. The award recognizes units that have performed well above and beyond normal expectations and distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community.

The objectives of the Air Force JROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-disciple. Today the Air Force JROTC is located in close to 900 high schools across the U.S., Europe, the Pacific and Puerto Rico enrolling more than 120,000 cadets who do over 1.6 million hours of community service each year.

Known as the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world, DAR has over 170,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries. The DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children and programs for new immigrants. For more information about DAR and the local Samuel Bacot Chapter, visit www.dar.org.

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