The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27606   Message #341389
Posted By: Banjer
15-Nov-00 - 06:33 PM
Thread Name: WWII Memorial, finally!
Subject: RE: WWII Memorial, finally!
Bick Mick, and others: You would be proud to watch the youngsters in the JROTC at the Dixie Hollins High School in St. Petersburg. They are aware of all the various national holidays and their meanings. I work with the Honor Guard during the school football season. The Honor Guard uses our Civil War reenacting cannon to fire at certain times during the game. The playing of the National Anthem, kick-off, touchdowns, etc. Also they fire at various events, the most recent being Veteran's Day at the local VA Center. These kids also march in various parades. I make it part of each years program, (I've been doing this for about 9 years) to make sure they know the meaning of each of the holidays. They are tommorow's leaders and I feel it is important that we show our young people how these various holidays should be celebrated. They all feel, as do I, that it was not right to wait so long to erect a memorial to those that served in WWII.