Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School NJROTC "Welcome Aboard" 2018-19

Friday, August 31, 2018
By Patti Danner

Each year, Bloomfield's NJROTC program holds a special ceremony to sum up summer events, bestow awards and donations, recognize the efforts of outstanding cadets and welcome incoming cadets. This year's event featured all of the above as well as a presentation of cadets selected to travel to Florida Sept. 29 to provide escort at the Naval Commissioning Ceremony of the U.S.S. Indiana in on Sept. 29. Over the summer, the unit hosted a fundraiser for U.S. Navy veteran Ronnie Bland. Bland served aboard the U.S.S. New Jersey during the Korean War. With his health failing, it was Bland's wish to see his ship one more time, and the unit raised over $800, making Bland's dream dream come true.