Recently, representatives from AMVETS Post 316, Richmond County, were invited to a formal banquet at Pinecrest High School in Moore County.
They were asked to present an AMVETS Award to an outstanding student.
The award was among many such awards and scholarships presented to students in the Air Force JROTC program, an aerospace-oriented course at the high school.
Young men and women students were being provided a formal banquet and dance by supportive parents.
The awards program was impressive as presented by students and their faculty leaders all clearly honored to be involved the JROTC program.
It was the second year Richmond County AMVETS were invited to participate in Moore County which does not have an AMVETS Post.
The question is, why was Richmond County AMVETS Post 316 not presenting awards to students in the Army JROTC program at Richmond Senior High School?
There was no invitation extended to the local AMVETS Post eager to make such presentations as in the past.
The loss is for the JROTC students at Richmond Senior High School.
Is this what parents in Richmond County want for their children who need recognition as much as students in Moore County?