On October 28, cadets from Greenville High School's NJROTC (Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) unit took part in the annual Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Americanism Program. The event's purpose is to foster patriotism, instill respect for the U.S. flag, and raise awareness about Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action. This year's program honored two distinguished guests from World War II and the Vietnam War eras, Bill Lilly and J.B. McNatt. The ceremony was graced by the presence of U.S. Representative Keith Self, representing Texas's 3rd Congressional District. Additionally, Mr. G. Calvin Grogan from the Hunt County Attorney's Office provided updates on Veterans Programs.
Aside from presenting the colors and delivering drill demonstrations, the cadets engaged in an essay contest as part of the Americanism program. This year, two exceptional essays were selected for reading, and the talented young authors were awarded cash prizes for their outstanding contributions. Haston Jones secured the runner-up position, while Thomas Arnold's essay emerged as the winning entry.