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NJROTC Marches in Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

Sun Valley NJROTC succeeded in their goal to travel to Hawaii with the purpose of marching in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade, which commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. With the remarkable support of the school and community, all the fundraising paid off tremendously! This was an immense mark of distinction for the group as they were the only school in the state of North Carolina to be chosen for this honor.

People from all over the world gathered to pay tribute to those who were at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day, December 7, 1941. The 21 cadets who attended this honorable trip not only captured beautiful views, but also joined in an experience they will never forget. While in Hawaii, they visited the U.S.S. Missouri and the U.S.S. Arizona. During this tour, the cadets were literally standing where the attack on Pearl Harbor took place. While touring the U.S.S. Arizona, cadets were given the opportunity to talk to rangers and watch a video about the attack. How many teenagers can say they were educated on such a horrific event in history, 73 years later, exactly where the event took place?  It was truly an amazing and memorable trip.

The SVHS NJROTC is also honored to announce that while in Hawaii, they were invited back next year to participate in the 2015 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade!

Written by: Cadet Taylor Woolever and Carrie Mabry, Media Coordinator
Posted: Feb 10, 2015 by Carrie Mabry

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