Chapter Community Involvement
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Our Community Salutes...
Each spring, as part of the National OCS Program, Broward County hosts a ceremony honoring members of the High School Senior Classes who are enlisting in the Armed Forces upon graduation. Their swearing in is conducted at the ceremony, with their family and County dignitaries present. Each enlistee receives a proclamation from the State of Florida presented by the Chairman of the Broward County commission and/or Mayor of Ft. Lauderdale. Beginning this year, each enlistee also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the MOAA-Broward County Chapter presented by an officer of the Chapter. This year there were 163 enlistees honored.
Broward MOAA Supports JROTC...
LTC Green is the Broward County School Board Coordinator for JROTC and Military Programs and is responsible to the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Robert Runcie.
LTC Green spoke about the purpose of the JROTC program and the success in Broward County. The Cadets, all volunteers, learn discipline, teamwork and leadership skills combined with academic achievement. Most important of all, the Broward County Cadets, 7800+, have a 98%+ graduation rate. This is one of the reasons our Chapter considers JROTC an important element in our mission, “Preserve National Security.”
A large proportion of our next generation of national leaders from all professions will likely come from these Cadets. LTC Green addressed the Chapter about JROTC being a step in our Chapter’s partnership with his program and as a foundation for awarding scholarships next year. The luncheon was a success with 54 Chapter members and guests attesting to their enthusiasm of the JROTC initiatives.
Getting Involved in Our Community...
John Knox Village houses nearly 100 residents who have served our country in the military. The Village honored our veterans, their families and everyone else who supports our troops, both past and present. The Veterans Day event featured some guest speakers, testimonials from our veterans, music by local vocalist Tomey Sellars and even a tribute video featuring the different branches of our military.