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Olivet’s Roaring Tiger Battalion honors those who have served

Posted: Dec 06, 2012

Veterans Day
“Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory,” General George S. Patton once said.

At Fortin Villa, home of Olivet’s Roaring Tiger Battalion, U.S. Army ROTC cadets stood at attention while giving homage to those who have fought before them at a recent ceremony. Their respect was shown while the “Armed Forces Medley” was played and during the flag folding ceremony. The flag was presented to General Kotter, who was the guest speaker for the service.

General Kotter stressed that, “once a soldier, a soldier for life.” He sees service in the military as a worthy endeavor.

“It’s another way for our appreciation. We serve our country. We enjoy those liberties because of them,” Gen. Kotter said.

The battalion was grateful for those who have led by example.

“I think they’re a true inspiration; a sign of selflessness, people I aspire to be,” Cadet Davina Anderson said.

Olivet's School of Education is among the top six largest producers of teachers among all Illinois colleges and universities.