Led by Jaime Marchand and Heather Riley, 22 Seminole Ridge High School JROTC cadets attended the annual wreath-laying ceremony Dec. 14 at the South Florida National Cemetery.
During the ceremony, 14 cadets conducted a saber arch while eight others served as ushers, walking alongside service members to lay a wreath at the flagpole for each branch of service — Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine — and a wreath for POW/MIA military.
Cemetery Director Kirk Leopard and POW/MIA survivor Capt. Bill Arcuri spoke to all who attended, after which the memorial wreaths were laid, followed by a moment of silence.
Upon completion of the ceremony, the SRHS cadets laid additional wreaths at the headstones of the fallen buried at the South Florida National Cemetery.
ABOVE: Cadet Jacklyn Hunt helps lay a wreath with the cadet saber arch in the background.