was a hectic few days for Marine Corps JROTC cadets at Granbury High School and
Crossland Ninth Grade Center. The
students participated in numerous events during the week of November 9, 2015.
the cadets celebrated the 240th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps during a
ceremony on November 10.
The ceremony included the
cutting of a birthday cake as well as the reading of a message from General Robert
N. Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Tradition includes the first piece being presented to the oldest Marine
(or cadet) present. Then, the oldest
Marine in turn passes it on to the youngest Marine (or cadet) signifying the
passing of experience and knowledge from the old to the young of the corps.
On November 11, color guard
duties centered on Veterans Day, with cadets joining in local community
celebrations as well as numerous school events. Participating were Robbie Chancellor, Freeman Hawker, Samuel Henthorn,
Angella Klein, Brandon Marriott, Colin Pieren, Daisha Pratt, and Cody Reynolds.
At Emma Roberson Elementary
School, the cadets led a flag folding demonstration for the younger schoolchildren.
JROTC cadets also helped kick
off the local Toys for Tots drive, a program sponsored by the Marine Corps and
the Comanche Peak Detachment of the Marine Corps League. Volunteers hope to collect new, unwrapped
toys to distribute to needy children.
The unit will wrap up the
week of activities with its own Marine Corps Ball on Saturday, November 14 at
Crossland Ninth Grade Center.
for the Granbury unit are Lt. Col. Scott Casey and First Sergeant Johnny
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