Recently American Legion Post 115 Florida had the honor of co-hosting an event recognizing high school seniors who had made the decision to join the Armed Forces after graduation. A total of 42 seniors were awarded a red, white, and blue braided cord to wear at their commencement ceremony, identifying each as one who made the honorable decision to serve our country.
This project was made was possible, in part, because of American Legion Post 115, delegate Jeff Vick, Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) and his fellow delegates from the county’s other service organizations (VFW, AMVETS, MOAA, MOPH, MCL, and DAV). The VAC worked with the Flagler County School District to make this event a huge success.
The expense of the cords and ceremony was borne by the VAC through donations from the service organizations. The event had a joint honor guard from the county’s two high schools and was attended by more than two hundred family members and county elected officials.
After the very warm reception to this ceremony and the message it provided the young men and women that their patriotic decision was deeply appreciated, this event will be continued annually.
*Sergeant-at-Arms Ed Beier was on hand to present the cords on behalf of the American Legion.