The American Legion is a strong supporter of Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs across the country. Legion posts are urged to present medals available through American Legion Emblem Sales to the top JROTC and ROTC students in their area. During the 2000 Spring Meetings, the Legion’s National Executive Committee passed Resolution No. 20, which encourages Legion departments to establish Outstanding JROTC Cadet of the Year programs, and Resolution No. 11, urging Legion departments, districts, and posts to present American Legion ROTC medals to requesting colleges and high schools in their states.
If you are a JROTC/ ROTC instructor and interested in giving a deserving Cadet one of the American Legion medals and ribbon bars contact your local post or the Department of Florida, Programs Director.
The American Legion’s Junior Shooting Sports Program is a national activity administered through Post sponsored Junior Shooting Clubs. The program exists to provide gun safety and marksmanship training for young people, ages 14 through 18, as well as offering opportunities for competitive shooting which includes an annual national tournament.
The American Legion recognizes the fact that guns are a part of society. Proper instruction in the safe handling of firearms serves as a means of protecting youth and adults alike. Shooting is an attraction for all, and target shooting is not only safe and fun, it is a legitimate athletic discipline. The national network of Legion Posts provide a vehicle to conduct club operations, while Districts and Departments are encouraged to promote and supervise the overall operation of the program.
For more information about Jr Shooting Sports and how to participate go to the National American Legion Website.
The Blanche Ely H.S JROTC was honored to provide the Color Guard for the Memorial Ceremony for the Fallen JROTC cadets of Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S
Cadet Peter Wang
Cadet Alaina Petty
Cadet Martin Duque
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