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3/28/2016 Representatives Robert B. Lancia, Michael W. Chippendale, Sherry Roberts, and Robert A. Nardolillo, III. Announce JROTC Day at the RI State House
JROTC Cadets to be Honored During House Legislative Session
 
STATE HOUSE  --  Representative Robert B. Lancia (R-District 16 Cranston), Michael W. Chippendale (R-District 40 Foster, Glocester, Coventry), Sherry Roberts (R-District Coventry, West Greenwich), Robert A. Nardolillo, III. (R-District 28 Coventry), along with other RI House Representatives will honor Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) units at the State House on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. during a reception before legislative session.
 
JROTC units from around the state will be honored by the Rhode Island House of Representatives, including members of the RI 81st AFJROTC from Coventry High School, members of the Thunderbolt Battalion from Cranston High School East, members of the Blue Wave Battalion from Hope High School, members of the Viking Battalion from Rogers High School, members of the William E. Tolman High School JROTC, and members of Woonsocket High School’s JROTC program. 
 
Lt. Colonel Christopher Corbett of the Cranston High School East JROTC program will speak about the merits and history of the JROTC, and members of the Cranston High School East JROTC will be presenting the colors.
 
Representative Lancia is a former Navy chaplain and disabled veteran, with a long history of representing interests of Rhode Island’s active-duty and retired armed forces members. 
 
“I think it’s important for these dedicated JROTC cadets to be recognized for their steadfast dedication to the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility,” said Lancia.
 
JROTC has a unique approach to educating and mentoring the youth of this nation.  JROTC combines a rigorous curriculum with an extremely robust grouping of extra-curricular activities. 
 
Other House Representatives honoring JROTC cadets include Representatives Arthur Handy (D-District 18 Cranston), Edith Ajello (D-District 01 Providence), Lauren H. Carson (D-District 75 Newport), Jean Philippe Barros (D-District 59 Pawtucket), and Robert D. Phillips (D-District 51 Cumberland, Woonsocket).
 


For more information, contact:
Raina C. Smith, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2259