Esperanza’s JROTC marks former first lady’s birthday

Esperanza AFJROTC students at Nixon library

A color guard team from the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFJROTC) program at Esperanza High School presented the colors at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum observance of the 105th anniversary of first lady Pat Nixon’s birth.

The ceremony included remembrances of the first lady, and the laying of a wreath at her burial site on the grounds of the Nixon Library. Afterward, the team was given a tour by the museum staff. The high point was a stop at the Oval Office, and the opportunity to sit at the president’s desk to receive a security briefing.

In addition to frequent appearances at the Nixon Library, the color guard represents Esperanza at many community events throughout the year. The members take special pride in learning the teamwork and discipline needed for a perfect ceremony.

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