9/11 Tribute from the NJROTC


Sean Herrera

During the morning of September 11, NJROTC members met for an early morning salute to remember the victims of 9/11.

Sean Herrera, Staff Writer

Ever since that horrific day on September 11th, 2001, our country has united together. It is this day that reminds everyone how even the most different of people can come together. This morning Doherty NJROTC amassed around the flagpole at 08:15 to salute our glorious American flag and have one of our own cadets sing the national anthem. Some of the younger cadets said they weren’t around during the twin towers falling, but can’t even imagine the pain so many must have endured.

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NJROTC salute the flag during the 9/11 tribute in front of Pike Peak.

“It was a truly terrible event and it felt so surreal. I couldn’t believe it was happening,” says Coach Kalawe. “It’s insane how we all grouped together; nowadays it feels like we are pulling apart as America again. I wish to one day see this country pull together again, hopefully on better circumstances.”

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NJROTC members met at the flagpole on September 11th as part of their annual tribute.

We as Americans will never forget what makes us U.S., but we are currently more divided than ever. NJROTC still remembers and still honors the 9/11 victims.

Signing off,