Once again, the MCJROTC led another Veteran’s Day event to honor military members who served this country, and even despite the COVID 19 pandemic. The event started off on Stadium Dr., where MCJROTC cadets escorted veterans from all military branches to the Memorial Stadium to honor each member. The MCJROTC is led by Maj. Timothy Flynn and First Sergeant Stephen Garcia, who also sought out the participation of multiple campus organizations for the event.
“First of all, this event was hard due to plan and succeed due to the Corona virus,” Garcia said. “I am proud of our veterans for being so willing to set an example for wearing masks and following health precautions. They really set the example for all kids to emulate. It was well worth the stress of planning because the veterans deserve to be honored. The vets were proud of all the kids today, and not just our cadets. They were proud of how many organizations across campus participated to make today special for them.”
The keynote speaker for today’s event was COL Craig Newman who is retired from the US Army. Newman also is the owner of the most recent Chick-fil-A restaurant in Alvin, Texas. He discussed all the sacrifices all veterans have made for the country. He shared with the students his own experience of service and sacrifices through his own experiences.
Check out some of the photos from the event in the gallery below. Photos were by Yellow jacket Yearbook members: Pedro Ortiz, Samantha Rodriguez and Jeinny Pinete.