Tag: Frankford JROTC
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Frankford High School Annual Senior Award Ceremony
From: Joe Fraioli, Frankford High School JROTC
Senior Award Ceremony
Frankford HS held its annual Senior Award Ceremony and there were approximately 35 seniors winning special scholarships and grants from the Pioneer Alumni, Philadelphia Teachers Federation, Boys & Girls Club in addition to several other donors. This group by itself accounted for over 650, 000 in scholarships and grants.
Our graduation date is Wednesday, June 19th at 10 over at War Memorial Stadium. It will be a great day for us.
Our JROTC program is going to try and do 2 graduations within a half hour of each other. Ours scheduled for 10 am and Harding Middle School scheduled for 10:30 am at Fels HS.
Also, there is a big city American Flag Day celebration on June 14th that our school is participating in. Putting up the flag at the Constitution Center. Participating in the Flag ceremony at Independence Hall and finally ending up at the Betsy Ross House.
2nd Annual Drill Team & Drum Corps Parade
Here are some pictures of the 2nd Annual Drill Team & Drum Corps Parade sponsored by Lloyd C. Wilson American Legion Post 224 held on Saturday, July 14th beginning at Harding Middle School and ending at Orthodox & Ditman Sts.
This is the old Memorial Day Parade that the post use to sponsor the weekend before the actual holiday. They would get over 30 units from all over the region. It was really a big event for the neighborhood. They had to stop it due to problems that occurred in Atlantic City and once that happened as well as several of the original organizers moving or dying things fell into disarray. Then the city would not give them a permit.
But in the end, they are trying to put it back together and with a little luck, good weather and support from the other neighborhood drill units it will succeed.
Lloyd C. Wilson was a graduate of Frankford High School who Killed In Action in Vietnam in 1966.