Cadets participate in Veterans Day ceremony and drill exhibition

Editor’s note: This article was written by Austin Leachman, DCSD communications intern.

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) faculty, staff, and JROTC cadets from 19 high schools
gathered on Nov. 10, at the Robert R. Freeman Administrative Complex for a drill exhibition in honor of U.S. military veterans.

The event was part of the district’s annual Veterans Day recognition.

Before the ceremony, each JROTC program from the 19 schools performed a drill demonstration. The event then began with each unit participating in a mass formation, followed by an overview of the JROTC program by Delmas Watkins, director of Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education (CTAE).

Veterans from each military branch were presented commemorative medals as a token of respect for the accomplishments and risks taken during their military tenures.

As the celebration continued, cadets began a mass formation once again. Superintendent/CEO R. Stephen Green gave closing remarks that acknowledged the cadets of the JROTC and congratulated the men and women who made the sacrifice to serve our country.