Monday, November 17, 2008

ROTC Cadets Answer Early Call

This assembly marks the third time Air Force Junior ROTC cadets have honored WW II veterans participating in Honor Flight Fayette. (L-R) Linda Lehmann, Michael McColister, John Downing, Jerrod Thomas, Phillip Hays, Dustin Gonzalez, Catherine Dougherty, Sameer Hasnoo and Megan Shuford.

While their friends were still sleeping, nine Sandy Creek High Air Force Junior ROTC cadets were getting up at 4:30 a.m. to pay tribute to some very special people.

The cadets provided a color guard and saber team salute as World War II veterans gathered on November 12 at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, the assembly point for Honor Flight Fayette. The local organization provides an opportunity for WW II veterans to fly free of charge to Washington, DC to see their WWII Memorial.

Over 70 veterans along with their support personnel were there for the 6 a.m. program. This is the third trip that Honor Flight Fayette has sponsored and Sandy Creek’s ROTC cadets have been there each time to provide support during the send-off celebration.

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