NJROTC Cadets Tour Historic Sites; Visit Naval Academy

NJROTC Cadets Tour Historic Sites; Visit Naval Academy photo
During Veterans Day weekend, Riverhead High School NJROTC cadets visited several historic sites and toured the U.S. Naval Academy.

The trip kicked off in Philadelphia where the cadets toured major historical sights, including the National Constitution Center and Independence Hall. They also explored the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell. 

Following a day in Philly, the cadets stopped at the Battleship USS New Jersey, moored in Camden. The cadets experienced life on a battleship by taking a guided tour, trying out a flight simulator and sleeping in 3 by 7-foot bunks stacked three high. 

The trip concluded with a tour of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Following the tour, the students cheered on the Midshipmen at the Navy and Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. 

Of the trip, Cadet Lieutenant Commander Michael Daniel said, “Visiting the Naval Academy was an amazing experience that bolstered my desire to attend the prestigious institution and one day call it my home.”