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A Salute to the Greatest Generation and Benson JROTC Cadets

Nebraska state Sens. Bob Krist and Burke Harr co-sponsored Legislative Resolution 465 recognizing Benson High Magnet’s JROTC for their 20-year tradition of excellence and for being selected to represent the state of Nebraska during the 70th Anniversary D-Day Memorial Parade in Normandy, France, on June 6, 2014.  A ceremony was held on Friday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m., in Benson’s gym for the reading of LR 465.  The ceremony recognized the Cadet Corps as well as three WWII veterans: Capt. Roy Long, U.S. Army; Cpl. John Dickinson, U.S. Marine Corps and Radioman Petty Officer 1st Class Ed Cohn, U.S. Navy. In attendance during the ceremony were Sen. Harr; Matt Scanlan, OPS board member; Toba-Cohen Dunning, executive director of the Omaha School's Foundation; retired Lt. Col. Jeff Flagg, director of Army instruction for the Omaha Public Schools and Jerry Bexten, director of education initiatives, for the Sherwood Foundation.

                                                         Resolution 465 Passed by the 103rd Nebraska Legislature, Second Session

Introduced by Krist, 10; Harr, 8

WHEREAS, the Benson High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) was originally chartered at Benson High School in September 1936,
                   one of the original such programs in Omaha; and

WHEREAS, the Benson High School JROTC is an outstanding program, having earned for the 20th consecutive year the coveted Honor Unit with
                   Distinction and Gold Star designation and award; and

WHEREAS, the Benson High School JROTC has been selected to represent the State of Nebraska at events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the
                  June 6, 1944, Allied invasion of Europe, which will take place in Normandy, France, in June 2014.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOVLED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE ONE HUNDRED THIRD LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA, SECOND SESSION:

That the Legislature encourages Nebraskans to support the Benson High School JROTC in their efforts to attend the events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe.

That the Legislature salutes the Benson High School JROTC and designates Friday, March 28, 2014 as Benson JROTC Day.

                                                                                                 State of Nebraska Proclamation

WHEREAS, The Benson High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) was originally chartered at Benson High School in September 1936,
                   one of the original such programs in Omaha; and

WHEREAS, The Benson High School JROTC is an outstanding program, having earned for the 20th consecutive year, the coveted Honor Unit with
                   Distinction and Gold Star designation and award; and

WHEREAS, The Benson High School JROTC has been selected by the Normandy D-Day Selection Committee of the Department of Defense to represent
                    the State of Nebraska and to attend the 70th Anniversary of the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion of Europe; and

WHEREAS, All citizens are encouraged to support the Benson High School JROTC in their efforts to attend the Normandy celebration.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Dave Heineman, Governor of the State of Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the 28th day of March, 2014 as

                                                                                                            BENSON JROTC DAY

                                  in Nebraska and I do hereby urge all citizens to take due not of the observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and cause the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska to be affixed this Twenty-fourth day of March,
                                       in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Fourteen.

 

 

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