Men and woman have given their lives to serve our country and the day to honor them, Veterans Day, has arrived. George Mason has not only has veterans, but students who will soon serve and become veterans. The program that aids these students in joining the armed forces is JROTC, which stands for Junior Reserve Training Corps.
This program teaches students about leadership, citizenship and many other values important in life. Not only does it supply education but, if one continues on to the ROTC program, the college level, they pay for a student’s college tuition for their service in the US armed forces.
“I decided to join this program mostly because of the physical activity and discipline which I know will help me later in life,” said senior and JROTC participant, Tray Krause-Lee.
The students who participate in this program are called Cadets. Mason’s Cadets travel to the Arlington Career center to take the class and on Thursdays they dress in their uniforms.
“I would suggest this program to anyone, it feels great to know I’m doing something for the greater good, and not just myself,” said Krause-Lee. “That’s why we have Veterans Day, to reme...