Fifty-two White Mountains Regional High School Army JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corp) cadets and chaperones traveled to Pennsylvania during their recent spring break, April 15-19. The cadets had been studying the Civil War and the battle of Gettysburg for weeks prior to the trip. In addition to visiting the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor's Center, the cadets toured the battlefield which brought to life the significance of the battle.
The group stayed at Fort Indiantown Gap, an Army National Guard Training Post. While there, the cadets slept in World War II Army barracks and took advantage of the Leadership Reaction Course where they honed their leadership skills. The cadets also visited Hershey Park located just 20 minutes away and the Army Historical Museum located at Carlisle Barracks.
On the final day of their trip, they traveled to Philadelphia where they visited Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, and Independence Hall.
Submitted by Cadet Joseph Dami.