Tuloso-Midway NJROTC cadets attended the 2018 Patriotic Dinner onboard the USS Lexington Museum on Thursday night. The event was sponsored by the Maxine Flournoy 3rd Coast Aviation Squadron and featured guest speaker Mr. Don Graves. Mr. Graves is one of the last remaining survivors of the Battle of Iwo Jima during WW2.

His inspiring speech recounting his harrowing battlefield experiences during that horrible battle thrilled the cadets and all in attendance. The cadets were fortunate, and very appreciative, to have their table reservation costs sponsored by Ms. Judy Gilberth, a Kenedy Memorial Foundation benefactor.