Veterans share their stories with Seneca High School Air Force JROTC students
Seneca High School students the Air Force JROTC program recently met with veterans and learned first-hand of their military experiences.
The Air Force JROTC cadets traveled to New York to meet veterans Oct. 30 at the Menlo Park Veteran-Assisted Living Home, to spend time with veterans in a visit that included playing balloon volleyball and bowling as well as competing in trivia games, a high school release said.
The cadets also listened as veterans shared their stories of experiences from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, the release said.
During the visit, Senior Cadet Devin Borkow shared her artistic talent by drawing pictures of 15 veterans.
Seneca HIgh School Air Force JROTC instructors Sgt. John Brooks and Capt. Skip Smitter said in the release they were proud of the cadets' conduct during the visit. "Their compassion, patience and willingness to listen and enjoy the company of the veterans was remarkable,” Brooks said in the release.
For their part, the students took away some valuable experience from the event.
"The visit was worthwhile on many levels,” Senior Cadet Devon Borkowski said in the release. “We got the opportunity to spend time with people who led fascinating lives who fought for our country. I can't say enough about the experience."
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