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Military history at Patriot Day
Delaware State News - 9/26/2017
CHEER, Inc. held its annual Military Honor Day and the 16th annual Patriot Day Observance on Sept. 13. Students from Sussex Academy, Sussex Technical High School, Laurel Middle School and Lighthouse Christian School visited the educational displays highlighting historical military events in American history. The students also had the opportunity to meet four veterans of World War II who shared their experiences and memories of fighting in that war. The veterans were U.S. Army veterans Ernest Marvel of Clarksville who served in Germany; U.S. Navy veteran Urba "Butch" Kopera of Lewes who served in the PacifiTheater; and U.S. Army nurses Eleanor Orkin of Milford and Romaine Rupp of Seaford. Above, World War II veterans Butch Kopera and Ernest Marvel can be seen saluting behind the flags as cadets from Sussex Tech JROTC present the colors at CHEER's Patriot Day. Cadets are, from left, C/2LT Becky Trader, C/CSM Dylan Lennox, C/2LT Becca Lenhart, andC/1LT Olivia Hill.