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Trump Should Honor Parkland ROTC Junior Cadet With Military Funeral

Trump Should Honor Parkland ROTC Junior Cadet With Military Funeral
A memorial for Peter Wang, one of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, sits on a bandshell stage in a park in Parkland, Florida, on February 16, 2018. (Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:49 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Dear Mr. President:

Every day we hear of stories of how many of today’s children have changed and that they lack work ethic, a love for this country, and a sense of service to others. Peter Wang, 15, of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was exactly the opposite.

He died last Wednesday as he held open one of the school’s doors for other teenagers to flee as a young deranged gunman shot and killed seventeen people, one of which was Wang.

A junior cadet with the ROTC program, he loved wearing his uniform, and had hopes of one day attending West Point after high school, but his dreams were shattered as he led other students to safety, while wearing his ROTC uniform.

Wang died heroically, wearing the uniform he loved, and gave his life knowing the perils and dangers in doing so. He was deprived of his dreams of West Point and serving our country in the military, but should not be deprived of a hero’s military funeral with full honors.

At a time when we question the future of our younger generation, and society, the press and our politicians destroy our heroes, Mr. President, I respectfully request that you do what only you can do, and that is to authorize ROTC Junior Cadet Peter Wang to be granted a military funeral with full honors in the highest traditions of this great nation.

There’s no better way to recognize and memorial Peter Wang's service to his community and his country.

May he Rest in Peace, and my God Bless the family and friends he left behind.

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Mr. President, I respectfully request that you do what only you can do, and that is to authorize ROTC Junior Cadet Peter Wang to be granted a military funeral with full honors in the highest traditions of this great nation.
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