Goochland High School Officially Commissions its new Marine Corps Junior ROTC unit at the Goochland High School Stadium at 2pm Wednesday, October 1st.
The Ceremony will recognize the 117 MC JROTC Cadets who represent the very first class of students in this program at Goochland High School. The Guest of Honor for this event will be Colonel Wesley Fox USMC Retired, the most decorated living retired marine, a Medal of Honor Recipient and true legend in the Marine Corps. The event will include the Quantico Marine Corps Band and Silent Drill Team from the Marine Barracks in Washington D.C., a Marine Aviation fly-over and landing for static display, a section of 155mm howitzers from Richmond’s Hotel Battery 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, the Richmond area Marine Corps League Honor Guard, several WWII-Korean War Veterans in battle dress and a WWII Marine Corps static display.
Numerous local Marine units will also be present, including Marines from Ft. Lee, area recruiting officers and members of the other three MC JROTC units in the Richmond area along with many veterans of all services. All GHS students and many GMS students will attend and the public is cordially invited to experience this great event in Goochland history.
The establishment of this unit at GHS culminates two years of cooperative effort by Goochland County Public Schools’ leadership, the board of supervisors, and the school board. The October 1, 2014 event is supported by the James M. Slay Detachment of the Marine Corps League and Goochland’s American Legion Post 215.
The event will be held in the GHS Stadium, with a rain location of the high school auditorium.