It’s almost been a week since the tragic high school shooting in Florida, and of course, the internet is buzzing with so much debate as to what we, as a country, should to do minimize the chances of more school shooting. I have so much to say as pro-gun, but I feel it’s appropriate to discuss the young hero that this unfortunate event made.
Even though there were 17 that were left dead due to this event, there could’ve been more, had it not been for the multiple heroes that were found to have saved lives by sacrificing their own. One of which was 15-year JROTC Cadet, Peter Wang. Although I don’t know him personally, I am compelled to write about him since I was a JROTC cadets about 11 years ago.
There is a petition circulating the internet, requesting The White House to provide a full-service military funeral for this Cadet; and I honestly find it fitting. JROTC may technically not be in the business of recruiting their students into the military (even though a handful of them end up in the military), but this much is true: JROTC builds better citizens for America. Peter Wang was only 15-years old, and I’m sure he knew he had a whole life ahead of him, but that didn’t stop him from protecting and helping out his fellow students and school faculty members to safety. And the incredibly sad thing about this is, as a 15-year old, he did so much more than what any other active/reserve/guard military member would did, given the chance. I’d like to say that he would’ve made an outstanding officer in the military, had this event not occur.
If you’d like to sign the petition for Peter to receive a Full Honors Military Burial, you can find that here.
If you are a member of the armed services that would like to be present for his funeral, it is tomorrow, 20 Feb, but you might be able to make it there in time. You can find that information here.