As one of their community service projects, more than 1,300 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps high school students from 16 Detroit Public Schools commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War during the 9th Annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade. The parade, held by the Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition, took place on Saturday, Nov. 8 on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit.
About Detroit Public Schools’ JROTC programs:
Since 1920, Detroit Public Schools has upheld a strong tradition of JROTC participation among its high school students. The current Corps of Cadets consists of 3,229 students in 17 high schools, which is 23 percent of the district’s high school student population. DPS hosts 15 Army programs, one Air Force program and one Navy program, the most in Michigan.
View video footage from the event and photos, courtesy of Harold Harris Photography.