Area High School Junior ROTC Cadets To Be Recognized
By Space Coast Daily // February 25, 2015
Space Coast Military Appreciation Day Is May 2
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE – On Wednesday at noon, several Space Coast High School Junior ROTC cadets will be gathered in an official ceremony as part of their class activities, but they will not be marching or taking a test.
Instead, they will be receiving a check in recognition of their participation in the Space Coast Military Appreciation Day event.
The ceremony will see organizers of the Annual Space Coast Military Appreciation Day event making the check presentation including Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce President Marcia Gaedcke and J. B. Kump, Military Appreciation Day Committee Chairman.
In addition to the cadets, the brief ceremony will include Robert Spinner, school principal, and the Air Force JROTC instructor, Retired Col. Richard Kniseley.
“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 Second Annual Military Appreciation Day event, the only one of its kind for the region, will be held at Searstown Mall on Saturday, May 2 this year.
Hundreds of veterans and families turned out last year for the full day event that featured a 5k run/walk, exhibits, band music, refreshments, JROTC performances, prizes and more.