Seven graduating Cadets from the Chambersburg Area School District Navy Junior ROTC Program spent a day on Capitol Hill recently, touring the Nation’s Capital and learning more about the Federal Government.
The visit resulted from an invitation by Congressman John Joyce (PA-13).
The Cadets are all CASHS seniors who will graduate in May. The visit comes as a follow-up to the official commissioning ceremony for the school’s Navy JROTC Program last October.
The Chambersburg Cadets visited Congressman Joyce’s office and staff and received a VIP tour of the Capitol Building.
Joyce met with the Cadets, answering questions about his job and how Congress operates. He also shared his appreciation for their commitment to the JROTC Program.
Following their guided tour, the Cadets visited both chambers of Congress. In the Senate, they heard Pennsylvania’s Senator Bob Casey address that body and read a statement into the Congressional Record.
The Cadets have read and studied several important historical documents as part of a citizenship curriculum. That program is designed to build citizenship and leadership in future leaders.
Documents included in the course include the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and various Constitutional Amendments.
The NJROTC is a citizenship development program of Chambersburg Area School District and the Naval Service Training Command.