Fort Hamilton High School’s JROTC Tiger Battalion participates in the New York City Marathon.

Fort Hamilton High School’s JROTC Tiger Battalion participates in the New York City Marathon. Fort Hamilton High School’s JROTC Tiger Battalion participates in the New York City Marathon.

November 5th, 2017- The cadets from the JROTC Tiger Battalion of Fort Hamilton High School participated in the New York City Marathon- an annual marathon- that coursed through the five boroughs. Our cadets were dressed in the army combat uniform; the cadets were given tasks that included: guiding the runners and informing the runners what areas to start. This included our cadets standing as a human blockade to prevent those who were anxious for the marathon to start. Before the marathon commenced, each cadet was given a specific post where they informed runners on the direction in which the area was specialized for stretching.

Also they instructed the enthusiastic runners to patiently wait at the starting line for the marathon to begin. A few minutes before the race begun; the cadets slowly guided the runners to the exact starting point of the race. There they waited for our national anthem to play and booming of the cannon. After that, the cadets safely shifted to the side and watched the runners depart. All of our cadets motivated the runners by chanting and screaming to help them continue running. It was a very touching moment. These cadets enjoyed being given the opportunity to assist the community.