Hundreds of cadets with the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) gathered at Fort Shafter Wednesday for the governor’s annual military review.
Roughly 400 cadets from 24 public and two private schools stood in formation on Palm Circle Parade Field as Brigadier General Janice M. Haigler, 311th SC(T) Deputy Commanding General, conducted a formal pass in review with Gov. Neil Abercrombie.
Service medleys were played by the Army’s own 25th Infantry Division Band.
The cadets also participated in a military drill and ceremony. Gov. Abercrombie presented one cadet from each school with the Kina Ole Award for contributions to their school and community.
Military reviews can be traced to the middle ages when rulers used military reviews to display their state of readiness and render honors.
The following schools were in attendance: (Oahu) Aiea, Campbell, Farrington, Kahuku, Kailua, Kaimuki, Kaiser, Kalaheo, Kapolei, Leilehua, Mililani, McKinley, Moanalua, Nanakuli, Punahou, Radford, Roosevelt, Saint Louis, Waianae, Waipahu; (Kauai) Kapaa, Waimea; (Maui) Baldwin; (Hawaii) Hilo, Kealakehe, Konaweana.