Friday, February 23, 2018

Fullbore Friday

You've heard it here before; character isn't built - it just waits for a moment in time to be demonstrated.

You have it or you don't. 

As three young JROTC members demonstrated recently, they had it.
Three cadets killed in the Parkland school shooting are being posthumously honored for their acts of heroism.

The Army is recognizing Peter Wang, 15, and Martin Duque and Alaina Petty, both 14, with the Medal of Heroism for the danger and extraordinary responsibility they took on during last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Friends said the three always had a sense of duty and honor as members of the school’s junior ROTC.

Also Tuesday, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point posthumously admitted Peter to the prestigious academy on the day of his funeral. It’s where Peter dreamed of attending. He could have been in the Class of 2025.

Peter died in his JROTC uniform last Wednesday, holding the door open to allow others to escape, as gunman Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman, authorities and witnesses said.

“He saved people’s lives,” said Victoria Downing, one of Peter’s classmates, at the funeral service. “He deserves it.”

West Point conferred the letter of admission, along with honorarium tokens, to his family, local West Point alumnus Chad Maxey said.

Gov. Rick Scott also has directed the Florida National Guard to honor all three cadets. Alaina was honored at her funeral Monday, as Martin will be at his funeral Saturday.
That's about all I will have to say about that.

Fullbore young men and lady. Fullbore.

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