It's November 11th, and I pay homage to all our Vets who have served our country and kept us safe.
Every year, Pompano Beach High School JROTC have led a very moving and special Veteran's Day Ceremony, which they call Fallen Heroes. Because PBHS does not have class on Friday's they have the ceremony the Thursday of that week (this year, it's on the 10th).
They honor local vets, and those who have fallen. They've presented a flag in honor of a fallen soldier to a family member.
They also do a retiring of a flag which is very emotional for me.
I just want to give, yet again, a hats off and a job well done to LTC Johnson and 1SG McGruder ...
for the excellent job that they do with the kids who opt to take JROTC.
Each year, the ceremony and attendance grows larger and the number of flags grow too as a flag is place for each fallen soldier.
Pictures along with rank and name and place of birth are placed on each one of these flags. Then the cadets set each flag in rows around the courtyard.
I am thankful that my daughter, yes, the Princess, was a part of this.
Remember our true heroes and what they are doing for YOU. And if you see a member of the United States Service or a retired veteran today, please do give them the respect that they deserve along with a Thank You for all they've given.