At its 105th State Council, the Arkansas Society United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812) recognized 22 JROTC/ROTC Ambassadors who have traveled, in some cases, many miles in order to personally celebrate the achievements of JROTC and ROTC cadets, according to a news release.
U.S.D. 1812 presents the certificates and medals to thousands of cadets across the nation. The ambassadors award cadets who have demonstrated qualities of academic excellence, leadership, military discipline, dependability, patriotism and upright character in speech and habits, which exemplify the ideals upon which the nation was founded, according to the release.
The cadets are chosen at the beginning of the year by their school JROTC or ROTC leader and are presented the awards in the spring. Some schools hold formal events and dinners to emphasize the special achievements of the cadets.
The JROTC is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States and United States military bases across the world. Citizenship, leadership, character and community service are the core tenets of high school JROTC programs. ROTC is also sponsored by the federal government at colleges and universities.
U.S.D. 1812 continues its commitment of recognizing worthy JROTC cadets in central Arkansas presenting the medals at 10 ceremonies scheduled during April and May. Service organizations such as U.S.D. 1812 honor cadets across the nation annually.
For information regarding membership and the patriotic, historical and educational activities of U.S.D. 1812, contact state president Kay Tatum at 501-529-3802.