This is the second year the cadets have participated in laying wreaths during the Wreaths Across America event. According to Heritage High School AFJROTC instructor, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Sparaco, the AFJROTC cadets have done over 1,200 hours of community service in the past year in and around East County. “We are proud of these kids, and their involvement in their community. AFJROTC is a citizenship training program that is designed to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill personal responsibility, character, and self-discipline.“
The event brought many local dignitaries to Union Cemetery to participate in the holiday activities, including Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor, representatives from both County Supervisor Mary Piepho’s office and Assemblyman Jim Frazier’s office and the Daughter’s of the Revolutionary War.