Titusville Cadets Retire Flag, Recieve a Check

By  //  August 28, 2014

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SECOND ANNUAL MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY PLANNED

Titusville High School Junior ROTC cadets witnessed a check presentation from officials of the Titusville Chamber of Commerce to their school for use in their program. The check came from proceeds of the 1st Annual Space Coast Military Appreciation Day event designed to honor U.S. military veterans in the region. Shown in the photo (left to right) Titusville High School principal, Gary Preisser, JROTC instructor First Sergeant Effard "Toby" Henson, USMC (Ret.), Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce President, Marcia Gaedcke, & J. B. Kump. Chamber Chairman. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Titusville High School Junior ROTC cadets witnessed a check presentation from officials of the Titusville Chamber of Commerce to their school for use in their program. The check came from proceeds of the 1st Annual Space Coast Military Appreciation Day event designed to honor U.S. military veterans in the region. Shown in the photo (left to right) Titusville High School principal, Gary Preisser, JROTC instructor First Sergeant Effard “Toby” Henson, USMC (Ret.), Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce President, Marcia Gaedcke, & J. B. Kump. Chamber Chairman. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — On Wednesday, August 27 at 1:30 p.m., several Titusville High School Junior ROTC cadets lowered the flag in an official ceremony at the end of their school day.

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Following that ceremony, they joined by several local adults to receive a check from one of the key organizers of the first Annual Space Coast Military Appreciation Day event, Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce President, J. B. Kump.

Gathered for the brief ceremony with the cadets was school principal, Gary Preisser, JROTC instructor First Sergeant Effard “Toby” Henson, USMC (Ret.), and others.

J. B. Kump

J. B. Kump

“This was one of the primary objectives of the Military Appreciation Day,” said Kump.

“We first wanted to say ‘thank you’ to those who have served or are serving and then we wanted to encourage tomorrow’s military members from the Space Coast by contributing, financially, to their educational experience as Junior ROTC cadets.”

The Military Appreciation Day event, a first of its kind for the region, was held at Searstown Mall on May 17. Hundreds of veterans and families turned out for the full day event that featured a 5k run/walk, exhibits, band music, refreshments, JROTC performances, prizes and more.

SECOND ANNUAL MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY ALREADY SET

Kump announced there will be a Second Annual Military Appreciation Day on May 2, 2015 at Sears Town Mall.


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