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Decatur JROTC Overview

The MISSION of the ARMY JROTC Program is .....
"Motivating Young People to be Better Citizens"


The JROTC Program combines classroom instruction and extracurricular activities oriented on attaining an awareness of the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizenship; developing the student’s sense of personal responsibility; building life skills; and providing leadership training and opportunities.  The program emphasizes building character traits that will help students excel and succeed as citizens and leaders after high school. 

DHS JROTC Red Raider Facebook Page!!
DESCRIPTION: On a black shield shaped embroidered item edged with a silver gray border, blazoned as follows: Sable, a stylized Native American head in profile to sinister Argent, detailed of the first, in headdress of the second, garnished Gules, detailed of the first. Attached to each side of the shield and below a black scroll edged with Silver Gray border inscribed “DECATUR H.S. RED RAIDERS” in Red letters.
SYMBOLISM:   Red, black and silver are the school colors. The Native American Red Raider is the school’s mascot.
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DESCRIPTION:  On a shield shaped silver metal and epoxied device in height blazoned as follows: Gules, a chain cross; in dexter chief a harp, a winged foot and laurel branch in sinister chief, a pair of drama masks in dexter base and a lamp all in sinister base, all Argent (Silver Gray); all within a diminished bordure of the last. Attached above the shield, a Red tri-parted scroll inscribed with “PRIDE - TRADITION - EXCELLENCE” in Silver Attached below the shield, a Red scroll inscribed with “DECATUR” in Silver. Attached on either side of the shield is Silver mantling.
SYMBOLISM The drama masks and harp are symbolic of the arts. The winged foot and laurel branch are indicative of athletics and achievement. The linked chain signifies a bond of strength, unity and working together. The lamp portrays wisdom and the pursuit of knowledge. 
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