FWISD JROTC Tour Honors American, Military History
Members of the Fort Worth ISD JROTC are on the East Coast this week for a military history tour that will take them to national museums, battlefield parks, memorials and monuments in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
From Sunday, April 22 to Thursday, April 27, a group of JROTC students will tour historic sites honoring American heritage and U.S. military history. Among sites on the tour are Valley Forge, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center Museum, Gettysburg, the Smithsonian African American Museum, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, national mall memorials and Arlington National Cemetery.
“This is a unique trip for selected students,” said Lt. Col. Richard Crossley, Jr., FWISD JROTC program director. “We use the staff ride protocol to give students a greater understanding of our military heritage and the significance it’s had on our country.”
Known as the Experiential Staff Ride, the tour examines the role and use of the U.S. military on the nation’s social, cultural, political, economic and technological development.
The tour will be documented by FWISD through a series of video and photos that you can find here.