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A Busy Day for Herndon's NJROTC

Veterans Day was a busy day for the Herndon High School Navy Junior ROTC. Starting the day was an annual area manager's inspection, where the 77 cadets underwent a formal military inspection, including a parade review and armed drill exhibition. The inspector, Capt. Ivey, indicated that he was extremely impressed with the discipline, professionalism and precision of the cadets, according to Andrew Lacher, Herndon NJROTC Parents Booster Club member.

Following the morning inspection, members of the NJROTC color guard participated in the Town of Herndon's annual Veterans Day commemoration at the Town Green. In addition to displaying the colors and playing the bugle, cadets also assisted the American Legion Post 184 with the Avenue of Flags at Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

To conclude the evening, parents were invited to participate in Parents Night. Cadets and their families ate dinner and then participated in a formal parade, awards ceremony and drill exhibition. The evening ended with a formal change of command ceremony. Following a long-standing naval tradition, Cadet Commander Shiloh Trianna was relived by Cadet Commander Caitlin Collins.