Rehoboth Elementary third graders welcomed local service members for an event focusing on the six branches of the military and leadership Nov. 7.
Constance Zakszeski, grandmother of student Enzo Felix, planned the event to help students learn about leaders and veterans. Zakszeski invited students to identify and learn about the six branches of the military.
Currently, Zakszeski said 1.3 million Americans are serving in the military, and almost 800,000 are serving in the Reserves. Zakszeski provided flags to teachers for all third graders to take home, and reminded students to hold a moment of silence on Veterans Day.
Members of the Dover Air Force Base Honor Guard presented the colors and folded the U.S. flag, while Cape High JROTC instructor Sgt. Richard Hurt and cadets Ninfa Cantu, Bryan Ramirez and Isaac League described the seven Army values - loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and courage - and answered students’ questions.
Cadets told students a wide variety of jobs are available in the military. Isaac League, the Cape High JROTC Battalion Commander, said he also serves in the Army National Guard as a helicopter mechanic.