Written by Moss Point High School NJROTC
Veteran’s Day 2015.
The cadets of the Moss Point Navy Junior ROTC honored veterans this year in their own unique way. Instead of the veterans assembling in one location, as is the traditional celebration, the cadets marched to visit each one in their own work space and honor them with a very personal recognition and the universally accepted sign of respect, the military salute. Our Moss Point veterans are from all services; Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. Many of the vets were quite surprised by the unexpected visit by the uniformed cadets and stood at attention while the senior cadet smartly commanded “Hand Salute”. When asked about event, Ms Grubbs stated “It was all amazing, the cadets were AWESOME.” Officer Thorpe added “Very thoughtful and personal”. The honorees and recipients of these heartfelt gifts were; Mr. Browning (U.S. Air Force), Coach Caples (U.S. Army), Chief Brown (U.S. Navy), Mr. Horton (U. S. Marine Corp/National Guard), Mr. Cooper (U.S. Marine Corp), Dr. Maxwell (U. S. Navy), Ms. Ryan (U.S. Air Force), Officer Thorpe (U.S. Coast Guard), Ms. Grubbs (U.S. Navy), Mr. Roy (U.S. Army), Ms. Basely-Dees (U.S. Navy), Mr. Roberts (U.S. Army), CDR Slay (U.S. Navy), MC Brown (U.S. Navy). NJROTC appreciates all the kind donations from NJROTC booster club , Chevron Refinery, Pascagoula River Audubon, McDonald’s Descher Organization and our Navy local recruiter.
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