JROTC Students at WWII Veteran’s Luncheon

Nineteen BISD Air Force Junior ROTC cadets were cordially invited by Paul Swartz to participate in the monthly WWII Veteran’s Luncheon held at the Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas on 24 February2017. Kevin Boldt began this luncheon with 4 WWII Veterans in 2014. This event has grown into a group of over 100 that attend regularly, topping out at 350 for the Pearl Harbor Commemorative luncheon December 7, 2016.  The luncheons have expanded in scope as well as size, to include veterans from all wars and peacetime veterans along with active service members seeking camaraderie, entertainment and information.  Cadets had the opportunity to shake hands with men and women willing to risk it all and hear their stories first hand. Cadets said it was like walking into a living history book. Two of the WWII Veterans (Don Graves and Bill Schott) have volunteered to speak at Annual AFJROTC Awards Ceremony on 20 April 2017.