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North Forsyth High holds annual MCJROTC event
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These high school seniors have already joined the military, and two of them have already completed basic training and are considered soldiers. - photo by Jim Dean
NORTH FORSYTH -- Cohen Vail’s grandfather never talked much about his time in the Marine Corps or his two tours in Vietnam. But at North Forsyth High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) ceremony Thursday night, the freshman’s 70-year-old grandfather, Johnny K. Varden, presented a slice of birthday cake to North’s youngest cadet, 14-year-old Jacqueline Palmer. It was not Palmer’s birthday, though; rather, the ceremony celebrated the Marine Corps’ 211th birthday, which was established Nov. 10, 1775.