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Montgomery County High School JROTC Cadets Clean Graves of African American Civil War Veterans

C/MAJ McKenna Shrout, C/LTC Joseph South, and C/SFC Daniel Garcia
C/MAJ McKenna Shrout, C/LTC Joseph South, and C/SFC Daniel Garcia
Photo Credit: 1SG (R) Christopher D. Lewis
  • Posted on Dec 21st, 2020
  • Story by: 1SG (R) Christopher D. Lewis
  • 7th Brigade
    Service Learning

MOUNT STERLING, KY -- On Friday, December the 11th Cadets from the Montgomery County High School JROTC program discovered that water and some brushes can not only clean away dirt but it can teach life lessons on sacrifice, duty, and patriotism to this great nation. Cadets from Indian Battalion partnered with the Dubois Community Center in cleaning graves of African American Soldiers at the Olive Hill Cemetery that fought in the Civil War and Spanish-American War.

Working with our local community is an important part of the JROTC program. It not only strengthens the connection between our community and JROTC Cadets but it provides life lessons that our young people will carry with them forever. Participation in the JROTC program at the Montgomery County High School is an excellent way for young people to not only become better citizens but the JROTC curriculum includes lessons in leadership, health and wellness, physical fitness, first-aid, geography, American history and government, communications, and emotional intelligence.


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