ROTC Cadets to Assemble for 9/11 Commemoration


Contact:  Cmsgt. Ira McKinney, aerospace science instructor at Washington High School, (913) 627-7908

To honor the fallen victims of 9/11 and pay tribute to the United States, more than 300 Air Force Jr. ROTC cadets at Washington High School will host their annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony Wednesday, September 11 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in front of the school.

"We want to honor those who we lost on that day 12 years ago," said Command Sergeant Ira McKinney. "We'll never forget. We're going to keep their memories alive with our ceremony."

Cadets will present arms, raise and lower the flag to half-staff, observe a moment of silence and play taps. Student commander Shawneesha Clayborn will speak on behalf of group.

This is the ROTC's 8th annual remembrance ceremony.

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