Valley Forge Military College Cadets honored those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack and those servicemen and women who gave their lives after that day to preserve and protect the freedoms all Americans hold dear.
The ROTC completed a two-mile run wearing full gear and then conducted a stair climb of 2,200 steps around the Wayne campus of Valley Forge Military Academy & College.
Most involved were not born at the time of the 9/11 attacks.
As part of the Early Commissioning Program (ECP), these students will complete their associate degrees and at graduation will commission as second lieutenants in the National Guard or Army Reserve as platoon leaders while completing their bachelor’s degrees at colleges and universities around the nation.
During their senior year at their follow-on university, lieutenants who are eligible may compete for active duty with other ROTC students.
After receiving their bachelor’s degrees, they will continue to serve in the Reserves, or on active duty in units across the country, around the world, and, in some cases, in combat zones.
About Valley Forge Military Academy & College
Founded in 1928, Valley Forge Military Academy and College is a private not-for-profit institution in Wayne. The academy is a college preparatory school for students grades 7–12. The college is a two-year institution open to both men and women, and offers 10 unique degree programs: Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Health Science, History, Humanities, Political Science, and Security Studies.