McKenzie Mazzella – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The Mustang Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) battalion has a big weekend coming up between color guards, parades, and community service.
It’s the group’s way of celebrating Veterans Day, a national holiday that recognizes all military veterans for their past service. It is celebrated on Saturday, November 11.
This weekend the Mustang Battalions color guard is participating in the Braden River middle school flag raising, McNeal Elementary Color Guard, Bayside church color guard, and the Palmetto Veterans Day parade.
LRHS junior Olivia Grant was part of the team that raised the middle school flag. She said it was an honor to work with the younger children.
“The alpha company colour guard was part of a flag raising ceremony at Braden River middle school in honour of veterans day this morning,” she said, “to be active in and give back to the community.”
The LRHS Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Color Guard perform at school events, such as school football games, awards ceremonies, and other special school and battalion occasions. They also perform at community events such as the Veteran’s Day Recognition Ceremony, parades and other gatherings. The Color Guard helps on-campus and off-campus organizations honor the country and state.