30 December 2016

Fishburne Military School Honored

News from my home town:
Waynesboro, VA --  Virginia's *oldest and smallest military school for boys has officially been selected to march in the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC. . . . Although this will be the first time Fishburne Military School has marched in a Presidential Inauguration, the school has been no stranger to national spotlight or high-level dignitaries. Founded in 1879, the Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets has marched in review for President Calvin Coolidge, Virginia Governors Harry Flood Byrd and Gerald Baliles, Secretaries of the Army Generals Geroge C. Marshall and Eric Shinseki.
Fishburne Military has a long history in Waynesboro. I also have some personal ties to the school. It sits on the very battleground that hosted the Battle of Waynesboro in March of 1865. My grandparents' home was just a few blocks away. My oldest son graduated second in his class from Fishburne as well, and went on to serve in the United States Navy.

More here.

*VMI is actually older, founded in 1839. The operative word here is "boys."

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