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Georgia Military College Holds Patriot Day Ceremony in Honor of 9/11

"Being able to help these families – particularly on a solemn day like September 11 – is an honor for the entire NewDay team."
Georgia Military College group

For the past few years, Georgia Military College Prep School has held a ceremony to ensure that its students know the losses the country endured when the terrorists acts happened.

This year, NewDay USA was invited to join the ceremony. NewDay USA is dedicated to assisting military Veterans and their families in need. NewDay has awarded more than 60 scholarships through its NewDay USA Foundation, which provides four-year scholarships to the children of fallen and severely disabled military Veterans to attend JROTC military high schools across the nation.

During the ceremony, students at the preparatory school paid tribute with a laying of the wreath and a 21-gun salute. They also listened to words from Daniel Metzdorf, the first above-the-knee amputee to remain on active duty.

After the ceremony, GMC students wrote the names of over 10,000 people who lost their lives in the attack and the following war on terror on bricks in front of the school.

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NewDay USA at Georgia Military College

"Our servicemembers and their families have sacrificed so much to protect this nation," NewDay USA's chairman, Retired Rear Admiral Thomas Lynch, explained. "Being able to help these families – particularly on a solemn day like September 11 – is an honor for the entire NewDay team."

"The people at NewDay recognize the enormous sacrifices servicemembers, Veterans and their families make, and we are all incredibly grateful," said Lt. General William Caldwell (Ret.), President of Georgia Military College.

NewDay USA Founder and Chief Executive Officer Rob Posner, who spoke at the graduation ceremony at Georgia Military College during May, noted that the scholarship awards are being presented in the name of his father, Allan Posner.

"My father was a Veteran and sacrificed to send his son to a JROTC military school to learn the values and principles of duty, honor and country," Posner said. "It is an honor to be able to pay it forward to these outstanding young men and women, who will be the future leaders of our country."