Benedictine Junior ROTC honored

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Benedictine Military School's Junior ROTC Senior review and awards was Wednesday. A special day to recognizing hard work and dedication, honoring some young men who've earned the honors.

Individual cadets were honored with several different medals including medals for Marksmanship, the Order of the Purple Heart Leadership Medal and the Department of Army Superior Cadet Awards. Educators say like graduation.... It's a rite of passage.

"It's a great way to close our season out for JROTC, said John Owens, Sr. Army Instructor, it's a tradition through the years, I graduated in 1961 similar event back then."

Wednesday's ceremony also served to honor the Benedictine classes of 1961 and 1986 in celebrating their 50th and 25th graduation anniversaries.

Copyright 2011 WTOC. All rights reserved.