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50 Years of Military Tradition at CHS is ended.
City's ROTC program began
this year with many things in store, little realizing that this would be its
swan song. The literal meaning of ROTC indeed represents strength and power.
But, ROTC also symbolizes an intangible power which forms part of the backbone
of City's existence.
City's ROTC has instilled in the cadets a deeper sense
of responsibility, discipline, leadership, and respect for their country. While
so many other schools would like to have the advantages of the Junior Reserve
Officers' Training Corps, the Board of Education felt that this program was to
expensive to support for the students at City.
The ROTC program was started in 1916 as a military
training course, but evolved as an official Jr. ROTC unit in 1919. Since then,
it has never failed to achieve the rating of an honor unit.
With Dismay we see the Armoury Dismanteled; with regret we
see the passing of this era.
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Last Updated - 1/29/2006
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