Inaugural “Run to Remember” to Honor our Veterans

Inaugural “Run to Remember” to Honor our Veterans
Posted on 11/04/2018
Inaugural “Run to Remember” to Honor our Veterans

Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins will lead the School District of Lee County’s inaugural “Run to Remember” at 8:00am on Thursday, November 8th. Two dozen JROTC cadets from Dunbar High School and South Fort Myers High School, their instructors and South Fort Myers High School Principal Ed Matthews will join Dr. Adkins for the 3.1 mile run to honor the nation’s veterans.

The “Run to Remember” will start on Canal Street at the rear of Dunbar High School and go west until turning south on Veronica Shoemaker Blvd., then west on Winkler Ave. and finally South on Metro Parkway to finish at the East Entrance to the Lee County Public Education Center on Colonial Blvd. Some JROTC students will run carrying a POW/MIA flag, while others will carry their school colors.

JROTC cadets will arrive at the LCPEC in time to take part in the School District of Lee County’s Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony at 9:00am. The cadets will march to the center atrium and post the POW/MIA flag as the ceremony starts. Cape Coral High School JROTC cadets will present the national colors and play the national anthem. Cadets from North Fort Myers High School will lead the Fallen Comrade Presentation and Veteran Recognition parts of the ceremony.

The keynote speaker at the Veterans Recognition Ceremony is Command Sergeant Major Ray Devens. Sgt. Major Devens spent 35 years in the US Army after graduating from Cape Coral High School. In June 2017 he retired as the Senior Enlisted Advisor, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq. Master Sgt. Devens is currently serving as an Army Instructor at the Mariner High School Leadership Academy.