Denham makes special visit to THS national champion air rifle team
Winning the 2017 JROTC National Air Rifle Championship in March was reward enough for the Turlock High School air rifle team, who went into the competition as underdogs, but Wednesday morning they received another wave of congratulations and recognition from Congressman Jeff Denham.
“These students are learning and becoming more patriotic, (learning) respect for our flag and for our country, and they’re all willing to wear the cloth of this great nation,” said Denham. “It’s important to make sure the youth…not only respect the colors, but also respect the veterans — we’ve got a large veteran population right here. Some are homeless, some don’t talk about what they’ve seen in the battlefield and this promotes respect and patriotism at the same time.”
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