Indian River Colony Club hosts Viera High's ball



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PHOTO COURTESY OF VHS AJROTCMore than 200 people attended the recent Viera High School AJROTC military ball at the Indian River Colony Club. 

The cadets, their families and friends enjoyed dinner and dancing at this black tie event. Retired Lt. Gen. William Welser III was the guest speaker. Welser is known locally as the head of the Space Coast Honor Flight organization, which ensures that World War II and Korean War veterans have the opportunity to visit their war memorials in Washington, D.C. It includes a special ceremony and a flight to Washington, D.C.Viera High seniors Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Marcelino  Allen-George and Cadet Sgt. Maj. Alyssa Hamilton attended the military ball. | PHOTO COURTESY OF VHS AJROTC

Viera High School’s cadets had many experiences to celebrate, including participation with Gov. Rick Scott at the signing of the All-American Flag Act ceremony, 61 cadets recognizing first responders at the September 11 football game and excitement about the raider competition team going to the state finals. Several of the cadets have also volunteered to assist with the Honor Flight organization.

Currently, Viera has the largest ROTC program in Brevard County, with many cadets annually attending college, receiving ROTC scholarships for college, and selecting careers in the military.