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JROTC students receive awards and congratulations from Lieutenant Colonel Charles Birdsong and Superintendent Greg Smith.

First JROTC awards ceremony held at Rappahannock High School

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:57 am

Parents, students and staff gathered at Rappahannock High School to witness the first annual JROTC awards ceremony. The event began with the long procession of cadets filing in as parents watched and captured the moment in pictures. The evening began with the military tradition of the presentation of colors, which led into the national anthem and invocation. Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Birdsong, RHS Senior Army Instructor, opened with a speech;

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