In honor of Patriot Day and the anniversary of 9/11, students from Esperanza High School’s (EHS) Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program presented the colors at the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
The Aztec Color Guard’s presentation served as an important moment for those in attendance to remember and honor all of the civilians and first responders who lost their lives on that day 17 years.
Prior to that, Esperanza’s AFJROTC program was also asked to present the colors at the 12th Annual Tee it Up for the Troops Golf Tournament at Alta Vista Country Club in Placentia on Monday, September 10. Each year, this event pays tribute and raises funds to support all present and past members of America’s armed forces and their families, especially those who were wounded or gave their lives to protect the liberties and freedoms cherished by all Americans.
Even with the start of the new school year, EHS AFJROTC continues to have a presence at many community events, showing Aztec PRIDE and representing the values of Esperanza every where they go!