Opinion / Editorial
The Annual JROTC Ceremony: Saber Day
November 8, 2013Douglass High School
On October 25,2013 the annual JROTC ceremony, saber day, was held in the Frederick Douglass High School gymnasium.
“ Saber Day is a ceremony that we use to induct our cadets that have shown leadership potential in the Officer Core. Saber Day ceremony gives us an opportunity to promote these cadets in front of their parents and other cadets. It is also used to inspire other cadets to become leaders in the Astro battalion, “ Lieutenant Colonel Hill said.
Each promoted cadet is presented with a saber. After receiving the saber the cadets are sworn into their new rank with the JROTC oath. The focus of the program is promotion, but the ceremony is also used as an incentive for the students who have earned a new rank.
“ Saber day was really good. We only had a few weeks of preparation, and we managed to make it look as if we had been working on it for a much longer time, “ senior, Travion FitzPatrick said.
by Devion J. Lewis