JROTC cadets care for vets’ graves

Published 8:42 am Friday, April 3, 2015

The Cadets of Bogalusa High School’s Army JROTC Lumberjack Battalion are known to lend a helping hand at whatever in the city needs attention as far as cleaning up is concerned.

The students took on cleaning up the Veterans Plot at Bogalusa Cemetery Monday as their next project. The Cadets started work at 9 a.m. cutting grass, removing headstones and leveling off the dirt to ensure all markers are dressed correctly.

Cadets also edged boundary marks and replaced all American flags on grave sites.

Cadets who participated in the cemetery cleanup were Logan Nicholson, Allessandra Lavorgna, Cheyenne Wetzel, David Duong, Heather Breland and Gregory Chalfant. They were under the direction of 1st Sgt. Jack Rogers.

“We want to give a special thank you to City Councilman Mr. Teddy Drummond and Main Street Program Manager Ms. Robin Day for their support,” Rogers said. “We also want to send a special thank you to Ebenezer Baptist Church for its contribution to this project.”