Churchill and Reagan high school JROTC cadets participated in a recognition ceremony to honor World War II Veterans. The Consul General of France, Sujiro Seam, presented six men with the medal of Chevalier in the French Order of the Legion of Honor at Alamo Plaza Monday, December 2.
Ferdinand Chapal, Robert Parker, Servando Lopez, Raul Villagran, Richard Ramer, and Tomas Jimenez were honored at the event.
Representatives from Churchill and Reagan high schools each spoke to the crowd. The ceremony included a WWII vintage airplane fly over, Proclamation presentation from Senator Leticia Van de Putte, and the USAF Band of the West Brass Quintet performed the National Anthem of France and the United States.
"It makes me feel that the JROTC are here to salute us and wish us the best," said Tomas Jimenez, who served with the 5th Infantry Regiment of the 71st Division. "We as veterans wish that they will follow us like we did the veterans of World War I."
JROTC representatives from Reagan, Lanier, Churchill, and Marshall high schools.
Posted on December 3, 2013